Trial Delayed for Man Accused of Attempted Murder

A 20-year-old Baltimore man accused of attempted murder had his trial date delayed from May 13 to May 16 before Baltimore City Circuit Court. 

Kahi Zykal Richard is charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to first-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, two counts of reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm as a minor, wearing/carrying a handgun within 100 yards of a school, and having a handgun on his person in connection to a shooting on April 22, 2021, at the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue. 

Richard’s trial was delayed to Monday because it was reset by the court.

The prosecutor had previously alleged that Richard shot one person 16 times and one person 12 times at a shopping center. The first victim was able to drive himself to a local hospital on Jan. 25. 

Richard’s attorney, Martin Cohen, previously argued that video footage of the incident does not clearly identify his client or any other suspect. 

According to CBS Baltimore, on April 22, 2021, officers were called to an area hospital in the early morning for reports of a walk-in shooting victim. They found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was shot while sitting in his car on Frankford Avenue, police said.