Co-Defendant Takes September Trial Date for Shooting Stemming from a Fight at School

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One of the two co-defendants charged with a shootout stemming from a fight at school was given a September trial date on April 5.

During reception court on Wednesday, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn, defense attorney Augustine Okeke, and a prosecutor standing in for the assigned assistant state’s attorney agreed to try the case of 19-year-old Daejon Malloy before a jury on Sept. 11. Judge Kendra Ausby is expected to preside.

Judge Phinn and defense attorney Roland Harris—who represents Malloy’s co-defendant, 24-year-old Salim Williams—returned to reception court on April 6 when the prosecution and Harris agreed on a trial date of Aug. 30 before Judge Cynthia Jones.

Malloy, who is currently incarcerated, and Williams, who was released on bail in December 2022, are each facing more than 30 charges for the incident on Sept. 23, 2022, including multiple counts of attempted first and second-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, assault, and weapons charges.

According to court documents, the shooting occurred on the 1400 block of N. Rosedale Street, where four victims were standing outside one of the victim’s homes. They told Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers they saw a 2008 Volvo Sedan pull up to the area before its occupants opened fire.

No one was injured or shot; however, a mother of one of the victims reported the shooting to police after finding bullet holes in her front window and door.

The same woman told police that the shooting occurred because of a fight that broke out between her son and an unknown female at her son’s school, Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, at 100 N. Calhoun Street. The fight ended, and her son came home.

The fight then resumed outside Belmont Elementary School at 1406 N. Ellamont Street, where her son and the same woman returned, each having brought others with them. This fight concluded when one of those involved sprayed mace, documents state, followed by the shooting a short time later.

Malloy and Williams were eventually identified as suspects and arrested.

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