Judge Schedules Trial for Defendant in 2022 Tivoly Avenue Non-Fatal Shooting

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A 43-year-old defendant appeared before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn on Aug. 9 to schedule his trial date. 

One day after a motions hearing before Judge Christopher L. Panos, Juan Jumal Foster and his attorney Tara LeCompte were able to agree with the prosecutor assigned to the case for a trial date of Oct. 24. 

Judge Phinn scheduled the trial to be held before Judge Charles H. Dorsey III. It is expected to last four days.

Foster is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, firearm use in the commission of a felony violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm in a controlled dangerous substance offense, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in his vehicle, discharging firearms and reckless endangerment in connection to a May 11, 2022 incident. 

His co-defendant, Amber Robinson Bijou, is being tried separately. Her jury trial is scheduled to begin on Nov. 13. 

According to court documents, Foster allegedly shot the victim, Bijou’s boyfriend, from the passenger side window of her car before driving away. The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with a shattered left femur.

Foster was identified by the victim to police. Cell phone location data and surveillance footage corroborated his presence at the scene.

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