Prosecutor Drops Charges in 2022 Attempted Murder Case

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John Ray was scheduled to appear in front of Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer on Sept. 13 for trial, but the prosecution dropped all the charges against him.

Ray, 36, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, possessing a firearm with a felony conviction, possession of a firearm with a drug conviction, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle, illegal possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm in connection to a May 1, 2022, incident that occurred on the 1000 block of McCulloh Street. 

His attorney, Benjamin Charlton, and the prosecutor agreed on the case’s dismissal prior to Ray’s hearing.

According to documents from the District Court of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers arrived on scene and located a victim suffering from several gunshot wounds to his torso. Investigators also found six shell casings on the scene. Surveillance footage showed the suspect fleeing the scene in a black Ford. Documents state that detectives used additional databases to identify Ray as a possible suspect in thie crime. 

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