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City man charged with endangerment following gun incident

September 05, 2000

City man charged with endangerment following gun incident



A Hagerstown man was charged with reckless endangerment after a handgun was fired on a busy city street Saturday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun was fired in the first block of East Washington Street at 1:35 a.m. The man fled the scene on foot and was stopped by police on Mulberry Street shortly afterward, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court.

Police said Trevino C. White, 27, of 144 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, was also charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, and possessing a firearm with a prior felony conviction.

He was released after posting $15,000 bond Saturday.

Officers said they saw a man drop a gun in the parking lot of the Otterbein Church as they pursued him. Police recovered a gun and determined that it was a .380-caliber handgun.

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The gun's slide was locked back and the magazine was empty, indicating that all of the rounds had been fired, charging documents said.

Police searched the area and found three empty .380-caliber shell casings on the north side of the first block of East Washington Street.

Police said witnesses told them that a black male was chasing another black man from South Potomac Street onto East Washington Street. The shooter fired several shots in the direction of the victim but did not hit him.

When the victim tripped and fell on the sidewalk, the man approached and pointed his gun at him but did not fire, witnesses told police.

The man then ran, police said in charging documents.

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