Police identify Harford County man in Cockeysville shooting

Former Baltimore police officer Richard Heymann charged with assault

November 28, 2012|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police on Wednesday identified the Harford County man charged with shooting a hunter from Pennsylvania who was believed to be trespassing on property in Cockeysville.

Richard Heymann, 42, of Hillsdale Court in Abingdon, was charged with first- and second-degree assault in the shooting of Christopher E. Kinne, 43, of Lancaster, Pa.

Police said Kinne had trespassed into a wooded area along Stabler's Church Road Tuesday morning, when Heymann, an acquaintance of the property owner, confronted Kinne. The two argued before Heymann shot Kinne in the leg, according to police. Kinne was taken to York Hospital in Pennsylvania with serious injuries.

Heymann, a former Baltimore City police officer, was charged in 1996 with battery and racial harassment after a fight while off duty at the Parrot Island bar between Little Italy and Fells Point.

The state's attorney's office later dropped the charges, but then-Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier ordered Heymann fired, overruling a disciplinary hearing board's recommendation.

Heymann has been released on $75,000 bond. He could not be reached for comment.


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