Keymar man is charged with attempted murder

12-gauge shotgun fired at car with two people inside

no one is hurt

July 02, 1999|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Keymar man was arrested and held without bail yesterday after a shotgun was fired at an occupied car late Wednesday.

State troopers, responding to a call in the 2100 block of Bruceville-Frederick Road at 12: 16 a.m. yesterday, said witnesses told them that a man had fired a 12-gauge shotgun, striking the trunk of a 1988 Oldsmobile. No one was injured.

According to charging documents, the man told police he thought his wife and brother were in the car. In fact, police said, the man's stepdaughter and her boyfriend were in the vehicle.

The man told police he became upset after his wife left the house with his brother. He tried to follow them but returned and ordered his stepdaughter and her boyfriend to leave the house, police said.

The man told police he packed his wife's belongings in a garbage bag and placed it at the end of a gravel driveway. He got a .12-gauge shotgun from a shed and ammunition from the kitchen and hid outside behind trash cans, police said he told them.

When a car pulled up, the man told police, he fired one shot, striking the trunk of the car. The car sped away, running a stop sign, according to police.

Franklin E. Hagan, 52, of the 2100 block of Bruceville-Frederick Road was charged with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, and one count each of reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property.

Pub Date: 7/02/99

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