Baltimore Man Accepts Plea Offer for Non-Fatal Shooting 

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A defendant involved in a non-fatal shooting at his mother’s house accepted a plea offer on Aug. 26 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.  

The 31-year-old defendant was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, firearm possession with a felony conviction, use of firearm in a violent crime, having a handgun on his person, illegal possession of ammo, discharging firearms as well as two counts of first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

He was charged in connection to an incident on March 31, 2018.  

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of five years for possession of firearms without parole, three years for having a handgun on his person, and one year for illegal possession of ammo. The sentences would run concurrently. 

The defendant and his defense attorney, Isabel Lipman, accepted the plea offer, which also requires the defendant to register as a gun offender, prohibiting him from possessing a firearm and ammo due to a prior conviction for gun possession and a drug-related felony dating back to Feb. 7, 2012. 

According to the prosecutor, Baltimore Police were called to the 3500 block of Fairview Avenue for reports of an armed person around 1:47 p.m. When they arrived, officers found the defendant sitting in a car and searched him, finding a Cobra .38 caliber handgun loaded with five live rounds in his waistband.    

Police said the defendant got into a verbal altercation with his mother and her boyfriend, and he later fired the weapon above his head. 

Witnesses identified the defendant and the prosecutor said no one was harmed.

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