Attempted Murder Defendant’s Next Hearing Scheduled for May

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A 20-year-old man accused of attempted murder was denied bail on Jan. 25 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Judge Phillip Jackson

Kahi Richard is charged with first-degree attempted murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to first-degree assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime, two counts of reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm as a minor, wear/carrying a handgun within 100 yards of a school, and having a handgun on his person in connection to allegedly shooting two people multiple times on April 22, 2021. 

On Tuesday, Judge Jackson listened as the prosecutor informed the court that the incident took place at a shopping center during the day with one person being shot 16 times and another person shot 12 times. She also said that the victim was able to drive himself to the hospital. 

In addition, the prosecutor added that there was video footage that caught the defendant’s clothing from multiple cameras. 

Richard’s defense attorney, Martin Cohen, argued that the video footage is unclear making it difficult to distinctly identify anyone let alone Richard. He also noted that the defendant has no criminal record, is enrolled in GED classes, and is not on parole or probation. 

After listening to counsel, Judge Jackson ruled that the defendant is a risk to public safety and denied bail. 

According to CBS Baltimore, on April 22, 2021, officers were called to an area hospital in the early morning for reports of a walk-in shooting victim. They found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was shot while sitting in his car on the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue, police said. 

Richard’s next hearing is scheduled for May 13.