Fatal Shooting Defendant’s Trial Pushed For 2nd Time

A 29-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man in the head nearly two years ago had his trial delayed until March due to a personal matter on behalf of the prosecutor.

Bernard Davenport is charged with first-degree murder and three weapons charges in connection to a shooting on Oct. 1, 2020, in the Franklintown Road neighborhood, where Baltimore Police found the victim on the 800 block of N. Franklintown Road.

The victim died from his injuries the next day.

On Sept. 22, an assistant state’s attorney standing in for the prosecutor told Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn that the prosecutor was out of the office to attend a funeral.

Defense attorney Brandon Mead did not object to the postponement, and Judge Phinn rescheduled Davenport’s trial for March 7, 2023, before Judge Erik Atas.

This is the second time Davenport’s trial has been postponed. In early June of this year, the prosecutor was already booked for another trial when the defendant’s trial was originally scheduled.