Homicide Defendant’s Hearing Postponed

A 25-year-old Baltimore resident accused of homicide had his hearing postponed on Nov. 17 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Phillip Jackson

Joseph Clark is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a violent crime, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun on his person in connection to an incident on Nov. 11, 2020. 

Judge Jackson listened as counsel requested a postponement for the defendant’s hearing; however, the reason for the postponement was not discussed. 

According to the Baltimore Sun, on Nov. 11, 2020, at approximately 3:20 a.m., officers with the Baltimore Police Department responded to reports of gunshots on the 4400 block of Plainfield Avenue where they found a 35-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his hip and thigh. 

According to police, detectives determined the shooting could have been domestic that escalated quickly, and Clark was quickly identified. Police also said that the victim was expected to survive; however, he died shortly after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Police noted that Clark was arrested while on the 2500 block of Ruscombe Lane and charged with first and second-degree murder along with seven other charges. 

Clark’s next hearing is not yet listed on the Maryland Judiciary website.