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Man Charged with Shooting Glen Burnie Teen Enters Guilty Plea

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 20 days ago

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

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🙏❤💛🖤💟🙏🌎🙏⚖🙏🆘️🙏🕊🙏❗❗❗

jerry j

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

Martina Main

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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