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Harford man charged in Parkton hunting-related shooting

Staff Reports

2:10 PM EST, November 28, 2012

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A Harford County man has been charged Wednesday the day after a hunting-related shooting Tuesday morning in Parkton that left a Lancaster man with a gunshot wound to the leg, Baltimore County Police report.

Richard Heymann, 42, of the 3000 block of Hillsdale Court in Abingdon, has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, police report.

At about 9 a.m. Nov. 27, police responded to the 300 block of Stablers Church Road, Parkton, where officers found an adult male, later identified as Christopher E. Kinne, 43, of Lancaster, Pa., with a wound to the leg.

According to police, Kinne was trespassing on the property, owned by an acquaintance of the shooter. The shooter and the property owner confronted Kinne about whether Kinne had the right to be on the property.
 
While the property owner left to call police, the suspect and Kinne continued to argue, and at some point the suspect shot Kinne in the leg, police report.

Kinne was transported by ground to York Hospital's Trauma Center. His injuries are described as serious. Plans to fly him to Maryland Shock Trauma Center were abandoned due to the weather, police report.

Heymann posted $75,000 bail and was released from police custody, police report.

The firearm deer season in Maryland began Nov. 24 and runs to Dec. 8, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

There were 23 hunting accidents last year, none of which were fatal, according to the DNR website.

 

This story has been updated.