Trial Date Set for Defendant Charged with Shooting A Cop

Baltimore Courthouse

A 32-year-old Baltimore man charged with shooting a police officer recieved a trial date on Sep. 10 at Baltimore City Circuit Court. 

Christopher Earl is charged in connection to an incident on June 14, 2020. On the 2300 block of Winchester Street, Earl allegedly shot a police officer in the torso after struggling with two police officers who had responded to a complaint about a large party in the area. 

Earl is charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, having a handgun on his person, and possession of a firearm within 100 yards of a school. He is also charged with multiple counts for first and second-degree assault and firearm use in a violent crime.

Defense attorney John Cox stated on July 9 that a new agreement would be reached since the offer of life, suspending all but 30 years, was rejected. However, on Friday, the defense attorney said that no other agreement was reached. 

Judge Melissa M. Phinn prohibited further postponement and set a trial date for March 10, 2022. 

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