Circuit Court Judge Continues Attempted Murder Defendant’s Hearing

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Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn continued a Baltimore man accused of attempted murder’s reception court hearing on Feb. 22. 

Rico Blick, 28, is charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first and second-degree assault, theft less than $100, conspiracy to commit theft less than $100 and several firearm charges in connection to an incident on Dec. 7, 2021, alongside his co-defendant Kevin Ellis

Ellis is expected to appear in reception court on Feb. 23 before Judge Phinn.

According to court documents, on the day of the incident, the victim told officers that he was robbed while waiting for his food by two unknown black men driving an older beat-up gray or silver Hyundai Sonata on the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. 

The victim said the assailants fled in a car, but before leaving, one of them fired a shot at him.

The next day, an officer patrolling on Pennsylvania Avenue saw two black men in an older Hyundai Sonata matching the description of the victim’s assailants. While approaching the men, they fled the scene in the car, which led to the police pursuing them. 

The suspects crashed into an unoccupied parking lot on the 500 block of Orchard Street. Ellis and Blick were arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Blick’s defense counsel George Harris informed the court the office of the public defender will repanel the defendant’s case. 

Judge Phinn continued the defendant’s hearing for March 14.

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