Southeast Baltimore – Shawn Batten was convicted of attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, attempted armed robbery, home invasion, and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Assistant State’s Attorney Natalie Hynum of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division, along with Assistant State’s Attorney Robert M. Perkins, III prosecuted the case.
Batten has assault convictions from 2000 and 2014, as well as two prior gun convictions. He is also pending first and second degree assault charges in a separate case in Baltimore County, and federal charges for his possession of the handgun that he used in the attempted murder of the victim in this case.
“My vision for the Gun Violence Enforcement Division when I created it was for it to be a proactive, collaborative effort between our office and the Baltimore Police Department to rid our communities of violent repeat offenders, and yet again, we did,” said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Batten faces a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison. He is scheduled for sentencing on March 16, 2018, according to a press release.