Hagerstown man charged in shooting

July 29, 2002|by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

A Hagerstown man charged with firing a weapon 10 times at a man and wounding him twice in the 100 block of West North Avenue was in custody after being apprehended following a foot chase Sunday morning, police said.

Sean Reuben Barnes, 25, of 109 W. Church St., was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, wearing/carrying a handgun, discharging a firearm in city limits and malicious destruction of property.

Barnes was being held without bond Sunday night at the Washington County Detention Center.

Police said officers Brian Hook, John Lehman and Korey Hinkle were on bicycle patrol in the first block of West North Avenue at 1:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots coming from the next block.


The officers saw a man firing at another man while running west on West North Avenue, police said.

Police chased the shooter and caught him at the intersection of West North and Sumans avenues, police said. He was taken into custody without incident and police recovered a 9 mm handgun.

Immediately afterward, police received a report of a shooting victim in the 100 block of Wayside Avenue.

Police said Kenny Jones, 24, of 1400 Haven Road, Apt. E12, was hit twice by bullets fired by the shooter.

Jones then drove himself to Wayside Avenue, where a friend called for an ambulance.

Of the 10 shots fired, two hit Jones and one hit a parked vehicle, police said.

Jones was treated at the scene by Community Rescue Service for bullet wounds to his lower back and left thigh and was taken to Washington County Hospital.

He was later driven to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was treated and released, police said.

Police are continuing their investigation of the incident.

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