Defendant Charged With Attempted Murder in Glenwood Avenue Shooting Case Rejects Plea Offer

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A 38-year-old man charged with attempted murder attended a reception court hearing before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn on July 26.

Prosecutors offered defendant Isaac Baylis Jr. a plea of life, suspending all but 30 years with five years of probation for first-degree attempted murder and five years without the possibility of parole for using a firearm in the commission of a felony violent crime, which he rejected.

Judge Phinn scheduled a four-day trial beginning Nov. 1 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Dana M. Middleton.

According to court documents, the Northern District Detective Unit was informed of a non-fatal shooting that occurred on the 700 block of Glenwood Avenue. Detectives met with the victim’s girlfriend, who told them she heard a loud knock at the door. The victim went to answer the door and the girlfriend heard several gunshots. She came downstairs and observed her boyfriend suffering from two gunshot wounds, once in the left forearm and once in the buttocks. 

Detectives later interviewed the victim at the hospital. The victim said that it was his girlfriend’s “baby father” at the door and the two exchanged words. The victim told the other man that there was nothing to talk about and to leave. The victim would later identify the other man as Baylis, who had what he observed to be a semi-automatic handgun. 

Baylis, 38, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, using a firearm during a felony violent crime, two counts of possessing a firearm arm with a felony conviction, possession of a firearm with a drug conviction, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, and firing a gun in Baltimore City.

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