Attempted Homicide Defendant’s ReTrial Scheduled for December

The retrial for a Baltimore man previously convicted of attempted second-degree murder was scheduled for December on Aug. 2 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Phillip S. Jackson.

Jamar Jackson, 42, was found guilty by a jury of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment during his 2018 trial in connection with a 2017 shooting on the 1800 block of North Mount Street. He was initially charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm during a violent crime, having a handgun on his person, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, and discharging firearms.

During court proceedings, counsel and the judge agreed on a trial date. 

Jackson was represented by defense attorney Jason Silverstein.

On the night of the incident, Jackson approached the victim from across the street and pulled a gun on him, forcing the victim to walk down the sidewalk. Jackson then shot the victim three times after the victim tried to wrestle the gun away and engaged in a gunfight with the victim’s brother. Jackson then got into a car and was driven away by his co-defendant Cedric Caison, according to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office.

Jackson’s trial is scheduled for Dec. 19.