19-Year-Old Perpetrator Convicted Of First-Degree Assault

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City announced the conviction of a 19-year-old violent perpetrator. The man was convicted of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and first-degree assault, using a handgun in a crime of violence.

PrisonApproximately 8:30 p.m. November 7, 2016, Baltimore Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Calverton Heights to investigate a reported shooting. At the scene, the responding officers discovered a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the left side of the chest, left side of the lower back and the neck.

Medics dispatched to the scene transported the victim to Shock Trauma.

Preliminary investigation revealed 19-year-old Antwaun Harris approached the victim who was walking in the area after a verbal altercation with a group of people, brandished a gun and shot him, before fleeing.

Harris’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 11. He faces a maximum 70-year prison sentence.

“Gun violence in this city is completely unacceptable and we will prosecute those creating it, to fullest extent of the law,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement. “This conviction should be a reminder to those that decide to use guns, that you will be held accountable.”

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