Judge Schedules Attempted Murder Defendant’s Trial for September

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The trial for a 40-year-old Baltimore man charged with attempted murder was scheduled for September.

Christopher Lee is charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle, discharging firearms, reckless endangerment and theft less than $100 in connection to an incident on Feb. 12. 

During court proceedings on May 10, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn listed several plea offers, including life for first-degree attempted murder; life for second-degree attempted murder; 20 years, the first five years without parole, for use of a firearm during a violent crime; 15 years, the first five years without parole, for possession of a firearm with a felony conviction; five years for possession of firearm with a felony conviction; three years for having a loaded handgun on his person; three years for having a handgun in a vehicle; one year for discharging firearms; five years for reckless endangerment; and an additional 90 days in jail with a $500 fine for theft less than $100. 

At this time, the defendant said he is currently seeking private counsel.

According to a news release, officers received reports of a shooting at a gas station on the 400 block of W. Mulberry Street on Feb. 12 around 12:32 a.m. They found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.  

The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. 

Lee’s trial is scheduled for Sept. 21.