Judge Postpones Jury Selection for 62-Year-Old Attempted Homicide Defendant 

Jury selection was postponed July 27 for 62-year-old homicide defendant Herschel Cooper. Jury selection was initially scheduled for Wednesday.

Cooper is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, using a firearm during a violent crime, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun on his person, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of ammo and discharging a firearm in connection to an incident on Aug. 17, 2021.

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Phillip Jackson listened as both attorneys requested to postpone jury selection until July 28 due to scheduling conflicts for both parties on Wednesday afternoon. 

Judge Jackson postponed jury selection until July 28. 

According to court documents, on August 17, 2021, officers responded to a shooting that occurred on the 500 Block of North Calhoun Street. They found a 51-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his back. 

During their investigation, detectives discovered that Cooper and the victim were involved in a dispute during the incident.

Cooper’s trial is set to continue July 28.