Co-Defendants Accused of Drive-By Shooting Reject Plea

Co-defendants accused of a non-fatal drive-by shooting rejected plea offers during reception court on Oct. 13 at Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Christopher Brown, 21, and Kion Henry, 22, are charged in connection to a shooting on Jan. 9. According to CBS Baltimore, police were called to the 5600 block of Purdue Avenue around 3 p.m. after a reported shooting. On arrival, officers learned that a black vehicle drove into the area and opened fire, striking a 28-year-old man. 

Brown and Henry are both charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and multiple firearm-related charges. Brown is also charged with possession of a firearm as a minor as he was under the age of 21 when the incident occurred.

The prosecution offered Brown 30 years, suspending all but 20 years, for attempted first-degree murder, and 20 years for firearm use in the commission of a violent crime to be served concurrently.

The prosecution offered Henry 25 years, suspending all but 15 years, for attempted first-degree murder and five years without the possibility of parole for firearm use in the commission of a violent crime to be served concurrently.

Brown and Henry, alongside their defense attorney George Smith standing in for Natalie Finegar and John Cox, respectively, rejected the offers.

A trial date was set for April 19, 2022, with Judge Philip Jackson presiding.