On March 21, a Baltimore resident facing attempted murder charges pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Peters.
The prosecutor read an impact statement letter from one of the victim’s saying, “I really thought I was going to lose my life.”
Judge Peters sentenced the defendant, Andre Buchanan, to 20 years, suspending all but 10 years with five years supervised probation for attempted first-degree murder; a consecutive 20 years, suspending all but 15 years with five years supervised probation for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime; a concurrent 15 years for armed robbery; a concurrent 15 years for first-degree assault; a concurrent 15 years for armed robbery; a concurrent 15 years with the first five years without the possibility of parole for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime. Giving the defendant a total of 40 years suspending all but 15 years with the first five years without the possibility of parole and five years supervised probation.
Upon release, the defendant must register as a gun offender, stay away from the incident location, and have no contact with the victims.
Buchanan, 19, was charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, two counts of reckless endangerment, theft: $1500 to under $2500, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, possession of a firearm as a minor, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, and discharging firearms in connection to an incident on May 31, 2022.
According to a news release, officers were called to the 5400 block of Sinclair Lane for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found two male victims both with single non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Given the opportunity to address the court the defendant said, “I apologize for my actions, I was under the influence.”Notifications are not yet available for this specific case. Please check back later for updates. Thank you.