Defense Counsel Questions Shooter’s ID

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Defense counsel in the case of attempted homicide defendant Delvonta Grimes argued about an inconsistency in the identification of the alleged shooter during bail review on March 11.

During Friday’s proceedings, defense attorney Marci Johnson said she was contacted by the defense attorney for Grimes’ codefendant, Shelby Dean, regarding details of the incident. Grimes is charged with attempted second-degree murder in addition to multiple assault and firearms charges.

Describing the facts as “murky,” Johnson said her client was involved in a physical altercation with another man and a woman but did not shoot anyone during the incident on June 20, 2021.

The prosecution, who said she reviewed Baltimore Police Department officers’ body camera footage, disagreed and said that Grimes allegedly shot the male victim and broke the female victim’s jaw.

After hearing both of counsels’ statements, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Peters agreed to deny Grimes bail. 

The Maryland Judiciary website states that Grimes is scheduled to appear in reception court on Oct. 27.

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