3.29.12: Phipps Sentenced for Attempting to Kill Another Patron Outside of Carryout
March 29, 2012 -- Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge David W. Young sentenced Antoine Phipps yesterday to life in prison, with all but 50 years suspended, plus 25 years for attempting to kill another patron outside of a West Baltimore carryout.
On August 1, 2010, at approximately 3:54 a.m., police responded to the Unit Block of North Stricker St. for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered Roger Jones suffering from gunshot wounds to his right hip and left arm. The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment.
The investigation revealed that Phipps, angered by a mistaken food order, waited for Jones to emerge from the Sumtin Fishee restaurant. Then, as Jones walked the short distance to his motorcycle, Phipps ambushed him, firing multiple shots.
On January 23, 2012, a Baltimore jury convicted Phipps of attempted first-degree murder, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, and handgun possession by a convicted felon.
Judge Young sentenced Phipps, 30, to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended for attempted murder and 25 years to be served consecutively for the handgun counts.
Assistant State's Attorney Amy Donze prosecuted the case.