Man pleads guilty to shooting police officer

Pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun

November 01, 2010|By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

A 42-year-old Baltimore man, who shot and wounded a city police detective earlier this year, pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a gun, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.

Glenn Plato Brooks, of the 3700 block of Oakmont Avenue, will be receive 19 years in prison if the court accepts the terms of his plea agreement at his February 8, 2011 sentencing.

According to a statement of facts, a confidential informant alerted police that Brooks was on his front porch with a weapon on Feb. 4. When two officers approached the residence, Brooks opened fire, striking one man in his right arm. The officers returned fire, hitting Brooks in his left shoulder. After his arrest, Brooks admitted to possessing and discharging the gun, a Taurus revolver, but he said he didn't know the men were officers.

He was previously convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon in 1991, and sentenced to 17 years in prison, with all but three years of the term suspended, according to state court records.

tbishop@baltsun.com

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