Baltimore Man Accepts Plea After Shooting At Intruder

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A 57-year-old Baltimore man involved in a non-fatal shooting accepted a plea of time served with two years supervised probation despite his attempt to protect his home from an intruder trying to break in on May 20 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Robert Traylor is charged with possession of a firearm with a felony conviction and discharging firearms in connection to an incident on Nov. 28, 2021. 

On Friday, Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of five years suspending all but time served with two years supervised probation for possession of a firearm with a felony conviction. 

Under the plea, the defendant must register as a gun offender. 

Traylor and his defense attorney Julie Shapiro, accepted the plea. 

According to court documents, on Nov. 28, 2021 at approximately 11 p.m. officers were called to the 400 block of North Eutaw Street for reports of shots being fired. Officers spoke to the defendant who heard someone trying to enter his home. Traylor shouted at the person trying to break into the home to leave his home. Moments later the intruder came back trying to break in the home again using a card, Traylor then went for his brother’s handgun and proceeded to fire shots at the door causing the intruder to flee. 

In addition, the prosecutor added that the defendant is prohibited from carrying a handgun seeing as he has four prior felony gun convictions. 

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