Man Accused of Shooting Maintenance Worker Receives July Trial Date

Baltimore Courthouse

A 42-year-old Baltimore man accused of shooting a maintenance worker in his apartment will head to trial this summer after his attorney rejected a plea offer on Jan. 20.

Tionn Antonio Casey is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder in addition to assault, reckless endangerment, and three weapons charges.

According to the Baltimore Police Department, the 64-year-old victim was completing maintenance work in Casey’s apartment on the 1500 block of E. 36th Street on Aug. 13, 2021, when the armed defendant demanded he leave. As he attempted to leave, the victim was shot.

When officers arrived at the scene, other maintenance workers guided them to Casey’s apartment, where the defendant was arrested without incident.

On Thursday, the prosecution offered Casey a plea of 15 years for attempted first-degree murder and five years without parole for firearm use in a felony violent crime. He must also register as a gun offender.

Defense attorney Brandon Taylor, standing in for Brandon Mead, told Judge John S. Nugent he had not relayed the offer to Casey but doubted he would accept given their prior conversations. Taylor also noted that the defendant has no prior criminal record.

Counsel agreed on a three-day trial beginning July 14 before Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer.