Defendant Charged with Non-Fatal Shooting on Thanksgiving Day Denied Bail

A 19-year-old man accused of shooting a family member on Thanksgiving Day was denied bail before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jeannie J. Hong on Feb. 15.

Andrew Abiola is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm in a violent crime, conspiracy to use of a firearm during a violent crime, having a handgun on his person and conspiracy to wearing/carrying a handgun in connection to an incident on Nov. 25, 2021.

During a bail hearing on Tuesday, Judge Hong listened as the prosecutor informed the court that officers responded around 2 p.m. on the 1200 block of Glenwood Avenue for reports of a shooting that occurred following a dispute. They found an 18-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the side of his body.

In addition, the prosecutor added that Abiola was allegedly at the victim’s house prior to the incident and came back to shoot the man.

Abiola’s defense attorney, Robert Cole, requested home detention as evidence in this case is sparse and no weapon was found.

However, Judge Hong deemed the defendant a threat to public safety and denied bail.

Abiola’s next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 8.