Attempted Homicide Defendant Sentenced to 7.5 Years 

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A 21-year-old Baltimore man accused of attempted murder accepted a plea of seven and a half years with three years probation on June 27 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jeannie J. Hong.

Raekwon Williams, 21, was charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, two counts of first and second-degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm during a violent crime, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun in his possession in a public area, and illegal possession of ammo in connection to a shooting on Sept. 5, 2020.

On Monday, Judge Hong listened as the prosecutor presented a plea offer of 20 years, suspending all but seven and a half years, with three years of probation for two counts of second-degree assault, five years for illegal possession of a regulated firearm, and two and a half years for violation of probation.

The sentences are set to run concurrently. 

Williams and his defense attorney, Marci Johnson, accepted the plea. 

During the hearing, Williams’ mother addressed the court and said that her goal is to move to a different state to remove her children from the growing violence in Baltimore. 

Johnson said Williams was a talented man and had a growing music career ahead of him before the incident occurred. 

According to WBAL-TV, Williams and another man, Qwantay Smith, allegedly shot two 21-year-old men who were sitting in their car on the 4100 block of Frederick Avenue around 9:30 p.m.

Both victims survived, police said.

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