UPDATE: Harford County Man Charged With Assault After Shooting

A Pennsylvania man was reportedly trespassing in northern Baltimore County before he was shot in the leg.

UPDATE (2)—Read the follow-up story here.

UPDATE—Police have charged Harford County resident Richard Heymann, 42, with first and second degree assault, after shooting a man who was allegedly trespassing on his friend's property.

Heymann, of the 3000 block of Hillsdale Court in Abingdon, posted $75,000 bond and was released, according to police. 

ORIGINAL—Police say charges are pending against a Harford County man accused of shooting a Pennsylvania resident in the leg in Parkton Tuesday morning.

Police have identified the shooter as 42-year-old Richard Heymann of Abingdon, MD. (See above)

After an argument with the alleged shooter and a local property owner, Christopher E. Kinne, 43, of Lancaster, PA, was shot Tuesday morning in a wooded area in the 300 block of Stablers Church Road in northern Baltimore County.

"Kinne was trespassing on the property, owned by an acquaintance of the shooter," according to a release. "The shooter and the property owner confronted Kinne about whether Kinne had the right to be on the property."

Kinne was shot at some point during the argument, the release stated.

All three men were hunting in the wooded area near Stablers Church Road. Kinne was armed with a shotgun, although it was not loaded at the time that he was shot, according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

Police have not yet identified the alleged shooter, who is a resident of Harford County. He is expected to be charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Kinne was transported to York (PA) Hospital's Trauma Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  

Ron November 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Nick I look forward to your follow up after interviewing Mr Kinney. I'm also impressed that you read these posts and take the time to respond to them.
doubt December 01, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Gregwardo where are you getting your facts from? I've googled the crap out of this story and have found nothing about Kinney. And how are people going to get there fact right if this type of info is not available? People can only form an opinion based on the information that they are given. Please update us on where your facts are coming from.
Marsh Rat December 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Really.... Theirs NO STATE GAME LANDS in this area to hunt. The "so called" victim was a poacher and a trespasser and probably the one who instigated this entire incident. I wonder what DNR violations were handed down that morning. I only hope as they were carting his a$$ in the ambo, they also said…here you go buddy. This is how we deal with you poachers in MD. #1. Hunting without permission on private property #2 Probably hunting without safety orange (since he was trespassing) #3. Trespassing #4. Hunting on state property without permission Who is in the wrong here? The guy who had permission or the bonehead who didn’t? I only wish I was a bird with a voice and witnessed this incident. As I stated in another post....where was this clown parked, who provided him the permission to be ON STATE LAND. We here in MD don’t take kindly to other’s trespassing on PRIVATE PROPERTY. Lick your wounds and stay the heck in PA...on your state game land!
Marsh Rat December 23, 2012 at 05:01 PM
O.....I also hear he didnt have a MD license!! How funny that is. Why did he shoot the deer the night before? I guess it ran from PA to MD? Please tell me why he was trespassing in MD on PRIVATE property. WHat goes around, comes around!! POACHER!
State your name January 05, 2013 at 01:20 AM
You know what they say, "It all comes out in the wash". I just hope that someone does the laundry soon and the facts come out. I also hope that I never wander onto anyone else's land and they give me a warning shot in the leg. If Kinne was a hemophialiac then he could have bled to death. Did the shooter even consider that? He should be charged with the harshest of punishments and spend some time in the pokey with some of the people he put in there. I wonder how that would go. Has anyone researched if he used his service weapon while on duty while being a cop and was it justified?


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