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Suspect in attempted murder on Pennsylvania Avenue sentenced to 30 years

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Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles H. Dorsey on June 6 convicted a 44-year-old Baltimore man of attempted murder in 2022.

Calvin Hemphill was convicted of attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in a violent crime and having a handgun for an incident that occurred on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue on April 4, 2022.

For attempted murder in the second degree, life in prison, suspended for nearly 30 years, with five years of supervised probation. For the use of firearms in a violent crime, Hemphill will serve a concurrent sentence of 20 years in prison, suspended for nine years, with no possibility of parole for the first five years. Because he carries a gun, Hemphill will serve three years concurrently.

According to Maryland court documents, on April 4, Baltimore Police Department officers responded to a call about a shooting that left the victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. There was evidence of shell casings and blood at the crime scene.

Evidence also included video footage of Hemphill wearing a face mask and all-black clothing and walking to the crime scene. Video footage showed Hemphill pointing a gun at the victim before the shooting occurred.

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