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Often charged, Baltimore man goes to trial and is acquitted in quintuple shooting at Memorial Day cookout

Often charged, Baltimore man goes to trial and is acquitted in quintuple shooting at Memorial Day cookout

At 24, David Warren is no stranger to Baltimore's criminal justice system. Starting when he was 14, he was charged five times with attempted murder, and all five times the charges were dropped.

This week, he went to trial on five more attempted-murder charges as well as 29 other counts — all stemming from a quintuple shooting at a Memorial Day cookout in North Baltimore last year. Friday, a jury decided he was not guilty of any of it.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis had called Warren a "trigger puller ... who should absolutely not be on the streets of Baltimore." Warren's attorney, Stephen Patrick Beatty, said Friday it was unfair to hold the past cases against...

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