Baltimore Man Takes Guilty Plea in Non-Fatal Shooting

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A Baltimore resident accepted a guilty plea in a 2019 non-fatal shooting before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer on July 8.

Jamar Cannon was charged with second-degree assault, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm, and discharging a firearm within school property.

On Thursday, the prosecution offered Cannon, 34, a plea of three years, suspending all but time served, with two years supervised probation for having a loaded handgun on his person. Under the plea, Cannon must also register as a gun offender and continue mental health treatment.

Cannon was represented by defense attorney Martin Cohen.

During her acceptance of the guilty plea, Judge Schiffer suggested Cannon’s case be evaluated in mental health court due to his diagnosed mental illness. If approved by the mental health court, Cannon would be under its supervision.

Both the prosecution and Cohen agreed, and Judge Schiffer scheduled Cannon to appear in mental health court at 1 p.m. on July 14.

If Cannon’s case is not accepted into mental health court, Judge Schiffer scheduled Cannon’s sentencing for Sept. 7.

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