Bertram Avenue Shooting Defendant’s Trial Date Set

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On March 25, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa K. Copeland set a trial date for 38-year-old Kenneth Ellis

Ellis is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun in a vehicle, having a handgun in a vehicle and single counts of possessing a firearm without a serial number and firing a gun in Baltimore City.

According to previous reporting, the charges are in related to an altercation on Nov. 17, 2023, when the defendant called a towing service to have his vehicle taken from the 1300 block of Dartmouth Avenue to his home on the 5900 block of Bertram Avenue.

Ellis was reportedly upset after seeing rear tire damage to his car and demanded the tow truck drivers compensate him. After the victims gave the defendant $50, Ellis allegedly used two handguns and fired three shots in the air, telling the victims to leave.

Judge Copeland set the trial date for June 7. The trial is expected to last two days. Ellis will appear with his attorney Robert D. Cole, Jr in front of Judge Alan C. Lazerow.

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