A 49-year-old Baltimore man charged with attempted murder rejected the prosecution’s plea offer of 25 years in prison and additional probation during reception court on May 13.
According to CBS Baltimore, Baltimore Police Department officers were called to the 1400 block of E. Fayette Street around 4:45 a.m. on June 27, 2021. They found a 48-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition.
It was later revealed that the alleged shooter, who was identified as Joel Lewis, returned to the scene on July 6, 2021, wearing the same clothes he wore when the shooting occurred.
Lewis is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and four firearms charges.
On Friday, the prosecution offered Lewis a plea of life, suspending all but 25 years, and five years on probation for attempted first-degree murder, and a concurrent five years without parole for firearm use in a felony violent crime.
Defense attorney Kenneth Man said this was the first time he heard the offer, which Lewis then rejected.
No trial dates were discussed, and Lewis is not currently scheduled for any court appearances, according to the Maryland Judiciary website.