Attempted Murder Defendant in North Fremont Avenue Shooting Case Accepts Plea

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On July 11, a Baltimore resident accused of attempted murder accepted a plea before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester B. Cox. 

For three counts of attempted second-degree murder, defendant Kinard Smith and his defense counsel, Brandon Mead, accepted a plea offered by the prosecutor of 15 years, suspending all but five years with three years of supervised probation. Smith also accepted a concurrent plea for five years without the possibility of parole for the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime. The defendant is required to have no contact with the victim. 

Smith, 30, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in his vehicle, having a handgun in his vehicle, having a loaded handgun in his vehicle, having a loaded handgun on his person in connection to an incident that occurred on Sept. 21, 2022. 

On the day of the incident, police reported to the 1300 block of North Fremont Avenue to address an 18-year-old victim who had been shot in the leg.

According to court documents, Smith was found driving his U.S. Postal Office truck when Baltimore Police officers detained him. Smith was arrested and brought into the police station for questioning when detectives found a barrel of a handgun that was used in the shooting in his backpack that he was wearing at the time of his arrest.

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