Baltimore Prosecutors Delay Trial Pending Additional Evidence

On Aug. 5, a homicide defendant’s trial date was not chosen due to the prosecutor waiting on more DNA evidence. 

Baltimore man, Anton Harris, 34, is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime and two counts of possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident on May 4.

Defense attorney Amanda Savage, and the prosecutor agreed to another reception court hearing on Sept. 29 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

According to a news release, Harris allegedly shot 34-year-old Keith Johnson multiple times on May 6, 2022, around 3 p.m on the 500 block of North Pulaski Street. The victim was taken to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center, where he died from his injuries. 

Harris was arrested shortly a murder weapon was recovered at the scene of the shooting, according to police.

In 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015, Harris was convicted on drug charges. In 2011, Harris also violated probation for a drug charge.