Woman Accused of Attempted Murder is Denied Bail

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A Baltimore woman accused of attempted murder was denied bail on March. 4 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Phillip S. Jackson

Shakira Anderson, 37, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder,  first-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, carrying/wearing a handgun on her person, having a handgun in a vehicle, discharging a firearm, carrying/wearing a handgun within 100 yards of a school, carrying/wearing a handgun within 100 yards of a vehicle, carrying/wearing a handgun within 100 yards of committing a crime, conspiracy to first-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree assault, conspiracy to use of a firearm during a violent crime, illegal possession of ammo and having a handgun in the vehicle in connection to an incident on March 23, 2021. 

During a bail hearing on Friday, Judge Jackson listened as the prosecutor informed the court of the facts of the case. The prosecutor said the defendant has two prior charges, first-degree assault in October of 2003 and possession of a regulated firearm in January of 2012. 

Given the nature of the crime committed the prosecutor requested that the defendant be held without bail.

Anderson’s defense attorney, Catherine Flynn, argued that the defendant denies all allegations against her because, at the time of the incident, the defendant was at work. The defense attorney told the judge that her client is not a threat to the public or the victim because she is a hardworking single mother who just wants to take care of her children.

The defense requested the defendant be released on home detention. Given the nature of the crime, the defendant is willing to go on 24/7 home detention.

After listening to counsel, Judge Jackson deemed the defendant a risk to public safety and denied bail.

According to the Baltimore Sun, on March 23, 2021, officers were called to the 2200 Block of Harford County for reports of shots being fired. They found a 34-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Anderson’s next hearing is scheduled for June 22.

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