Assaults and murders have become commonplace lately. Unfortunately, even young children are getting involved in these fatal accidents.
Baltimore was the location of several assault incidents on April 17. Unfortunately, some of these incidents led to fatality.
The day started when Western District police officers were called to the 300 block of N. Stricker Street after there were reports of a shooting. They arrived in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.
Later that morning, there was another incident. Northwest District police officers were called to a shooting that happened 2 miles away from the first incident. They arrived in the 3100 block of Tioga Parkway and found a 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
A third incident happened in the evening. Southwest District police officers responded to a report of an aggravated assault in the 1900 block of Braddish Avenue. They found an unresponsive man suffering from body trauma. He later died at the scene. The incident is under investigation.
Less than an hour later, police arrived at the 100 block of Irving Street, where they found another shooting victim. The man, who suffered a gunshot wound, awas taken to a local hospital for treatment.
In another incident, a child was injured when a bullet came through a window at a home. The bullet grazed the child’s arm. The 5-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
There are two main types of assault in Maryland: first-degree and second-degree. Second-degree is less serious and often involves verbal threats. If someone threatens to hit or kill you in a serious manner (not teasing or joking, for example), then they can be charged with second-degree assault, even if they do not physically touch you. A person can face 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
If a person causes serious physical injury or assaults someone with a weapon, then they will face first-degree assault charges. A weapon in this case is not limited to a gun or knife. It can be anything that can be used to hurt someone, such as a rock, baseball bat, steel pipe, or log. First-degree assault is a serious matter, resulting in up to 25 years in prison.
Assault is a serious issue, especially when firearms are involved. When an assault results in murder, there is a lot at stake for the offender, including fines and jail time.
This is a felony crime, so you’ll need an aggressive defense to protect your legal rights. Seek legal help from the Columbia assault lawyers at The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. He may be able to reduce your punishment, but you need to act quickly. Call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form for a free consultation. We have two offices to serve you.
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