Judge Sentences Non-Fatal Shooting Defendant Sentenced to 3 Months of Home Detention

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A Baltimore man accused of being involved in a non-fatal shooting accepted a plea offer of three months of home detention on July 25 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Hakeem Richardson, 22, is charged with first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to reckless endangerment, use of a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy to use a firearm during a violent crime, having a handgun on his person, and discharging firearms in connection to an incident on Dec. 20, 2020. 

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecution presented a plea offer of eight years suspending all but 3 months with two years on probation for reckless endangerment and having a handgun on his person. Richardson’s 3-month sentence is to be served on home detention. 

Richardson and his defense attorney, Martin Cohen, accepted the plea offer.