The Parkville man facing murder charges in connection with a Bel Air shooting last summer has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, sources said. Jury selection in the case was scheduled to start Monday.
A hearing on the plea agreement reached by lawyers for Rakim Muhammad in the shooting death of Aberdeen resident Derrick Maxey Jr. is set for Wednesday before Judge Emory J. Plitt, Jr. in Harford County Circuit Court. Assistant State’s Attorney Joel Muneses declined to discuss specifics of the plea deal, so as to “not compromise” the agreement before it was announced at the hearing.
Muhammad faced 11 charges in the July 2010 shooting of Derrick Maxey, Jr. at American Legion Post No. 55 in Bel Air. Muhammad has been awaiting trial in the Harford County Detention Center since he was located by police in Baltimore City in November 2010 following a three-month search.
Counsel for the defense did not respond to calls for comment.