40-Year-Old Non-Fatal Shooting Defendant Rejects Plea Offer

A 40-year-old man accused of a non-fatal shooting rejected a plea offer on Jan. 10 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Schiffer

The Baltimore resident was charged with first and second-degree assault, having a handgun on his person, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm during a violent crime, and firing a handgun within the city in connection to an incident on Oct. 2, 2020. 

On Monday during reception court, Judge Schiffer presented a plea of 20 years suspending all but five years with two years of supervised probation for first-degree assault and three years for second-degree assault. 

Under the plea, the defendant must also stay away from the victim. 

The defendant and his defense attorney, Brandon Taylor, rejected the plea offer. 

The trial is scheduled for June 7.