Man charged in shooting incident One youth hurt by shotgun pellet CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

April 08, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A 22-year-old Westminster man has been charged in connection with an incident in which a shotgun was fired at a a group of youths March 23.

Alex Clifton Feezer of Baldwin Park Drive was arrested by Westminster police Tuesday and charged with one count each of assault, battery, malicious destruction of property, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, and discharging a weapon, and two counts of reckless endangerment, and was released on $10,000 unsecured bond by a Carroll District Court commissioner.

Westminster police also arrested and charged a 16-year-old Taneytown boy who suffered a pellet wound in one hand, and a 17-year-old companion, also from Taneytown, in connection with the theft of a CB antenna and tampering with another car on the same lot where Mr. Feezer's car was parked.

Both teen-agers were released to the custody of their parents pending Juvenile Court proceedings.

A third juvenile and an adult are being sought in connection with the theft and tampering, police said.

Investigators said there was no damage to Mr. Feezer's car.

Police said the incident started about 12:30 a.m. March 23 when Mr. Feezer was awakened by a friend in a Bishop Street apartment and told that four young people were milling around his car on a nearby parking lot.

According to District Court documents, a 20-gauge shotgun was fired at the teen-agers as they fled from the parking lot in a car.

Police said no one called them to report the early morning shotgun blasts, but on March 24 the 16-year-old Taneytown youth and his father came to the Westminster police station to report that the youth had been shot in the right hand as he and his friends left the Bishop Street area March 23.

Charging documents say that the 16-year-old suffered one pellet wound in his right hand from a shotgun blast that shattered the driver's window of the car he was driving. The youth reported that he crouched low in the car and was unable to see where he was driving when he was shot.

A second blast from the shotgun peppered the trunk and broke a taillight on the fleeing auto, court records said.

Police said the fleeing car was operating without headlights when the shooting occurred.

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