Man Accused of Shooting Outside Beauty Salon Takes 25-Year Plea Offer

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge sentenced Aubrey Lang to 25 years in prison, the first five years without parole, for attempted murder on Oct. 4 when the 36-year-old defendant accepted a plea from the prosecution.

Lang’s charges stemmed from a shooting near W. North Avenue and N. Smallwood Street around 7:20 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2019. Baltimore Police responded to the area where they found a man with a gunshot wound to the left side of his back.

During Tuesday’s proceedings, the prosecutor told Judge Barry Williams that the shooting occurred in front of the Beauty Fair salon and that one of the shots struck a pedestrian’s vehicle. Video surveillance from CCTV and salon cameras aided the police in their investigation, she said.

Defense attorney Roland Brooks represented Lang during the plea hearing.

As part of the agreement, the prosecutor said she was willing to merge Lang’s attempted murder plea sentence with the impending sentence he will potentially receive from Judge Jennifer Schiffer for probation violation in regards to a drug conviction from September 2015. Judge Williams confirmed this with Judge Schiffer’s chambers prior to accepting the plea.

Lang’s plea offer included 50 years, suspending all but 25 years, and four years of supervised probation for attempted first-degree murder, which holds a maximum sentence of life in prison. In addition, the defendant was sentenced to a concurrent 20 years, suspending all but five years, and the first five years without parole, for firearm use in a felony violent crime.

This weapons charge requires a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 20 years.

The defendant must also stay away from the victim, the prosecutor noted.

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