Man on probation for previous attempted murder arrested in Southwest Baltimore shooting

A 22-year-old man on probation for a 2013 attempted murder conviction has been arrested in the non-fatal shooting of a 55-year-old man in Southwest Baltimore late last month, Baltimore Police said Wednesday.

Allen Pittman, of the 300 block of Culver Street, allegedly walked up to the unidentified victim about 8:23 p.m. on Oct. 23, pulled out a handgun and shot him in the leg before leaving the scene, police said.

Police said witnesses and video of the shooting lead them to Pittman, who was charged with attempted first-degree murder and arrested on Tuesday.

Pittman was waiting to be seen by a commissioner on Wednesday. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records, and could not be reached for comment.

Pittman pleaded guilty in April 2015 to attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree murder and illegal gun possession in relation to two separate incidents in December 2013, according to court records.

On the attempted murder charge, he was sentenced to eight years in prison, with all but four years suspended. His sentence was also reduced by time served. He received three years probation.

On the conspiracy charge, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all but two years suspended, and three years probation. On the possession charge, he was sentenced to two years in prison, to be served concurrently with his other time behind bars.

Corrections officials said he was released from prison on Aug. 24 but had an open second degree assault charge from an incident in February 2015. He was released on his own recognizance in that case on Aug. 25 and the assault charge was dropped in September.

A warrant was issued for his having violated his probation on Monday, court records show.

Pittman previously pleaded guilty in 2011 to possession of a firearm by a minor and received an 18-month prison sentence with all but time served, about two months, suspended.

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