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Man Charged with Shooting Glen Burnie Teen Enters Guilty Plea

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Nearly two years after police arrested and charged a man in the shooting of his then 15 year old neighbor, that man has entered a guilty plea in connection with the 2019 incident.


47 year old Roy Allen Birk, formerly a resident of Columbus Road in Glen Burnie, was arrested on the evening of October 1, 2019, after police said that he fired a weapon, attempting to kill his young neighbor, Martez Spears.


Spears, who was a student at the nearby North County High School at the time, was reportedly rushed to an area hospital after being found suffering from a single gunshot wound, just yards away from his home. Anne Arundel County Police had responded to Birk's home for a report of suspected destruction of property, when the hospital treating Spears notified them that a 15 year old shooting victim had been taken to their emergency room.


During an interview with officers, Birk stated that he heard a "loud noise" coming from outside of his home, before shooting the teen, who he believed was tampering with his vehicle.


Birk was charged with several serious offenses, including: attempted first degree murder, first degree assault and reckless endangerment. On September 7, 2021, Birk plead guilty to first degree assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years.


A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for December 21, 2021, at 1:30pm in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.







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James Shipman
09-08

Well you certainly shouldn't go shooting someone for tampering with your vehicle, especially a kid!... There oughta be a written psychological test with simple yes or no answers, that could rule out somebody on the edge of insanity, or violent tendencies, etc etc from purchasing a gun and ammunition! God help us all in Jesus name amen🙏❤💛🖤💟🙏🌎🙏⚖🙏🆘️🙏🕊🙏❗❗❗

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jerry j
09-08

If the parents would have teach their kid respect and not fool with somebody else's property maybe this wouldn't have happened

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Martina Main
09-08

he plead guilty to first degree assault then the states making a deal with clearly .because that was premeditated first degree attempt murder if that even a charge but assault 🤔 he shot a black kid that lives their 🤔 because he has been hating him .

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