Co-Defendants Receive Trial Date in 2024 For Killing 1, Injuring Another in Double Shooting

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A Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn set a January trial date for two co-defendants accused of a double shooting in 2021, killing 26-year-old Brionna Glasglow and injuring a 29-year-old man.

Baltimore residents Al Brown, 36, and Bolondalay Banks, 40, are slated to stand trial for two counts each of first-degree murder and firearm use in a felony or violent crime as well as single counts of conspiracy to first-degree murder and having a loaded handgun on their person.

During reception court on Sept. 22, defense attorney George Harris, who represents Brown, also stood in for Banks’ attorney, Julie Shapiro, to finalize a trial date with the prosecution. Counsel agreed to a five-day trial set to begin on Jan. 9, 2024, before Judge Jeannie J. Hong.

The final day of trial is expected on Jan. 16 given the court’s closure on Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

According to court documents, patrol officers with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) were called to a reported shooting at a residence on the 1700 block of N. Milton Avenue around 3:56 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2021. Officers found Glasglow who was pronounced dead on the scene minutes later.

The second victim was found with a gunshot wound to his head and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. He survived his injuries.

Witnesses later identified Brown and Banks as the shooters after viewing photo arrays.

Brown currently remains incarcerated, while Banks was released on home detention earlier this month.

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