Man faces charges in shooting incident

February 01, 2005|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 21-year-old Waynesboro man was arrested Sunday following an incident in which four pistol shots were fired, including two at a residence, Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said Monday.

No one was hurt in the early afternoon incident, police said.

Shawn C. Martin of 136 Hamilton Ave., was charged with firing four shots from a .40-caliber black powder pistol. Two of the rounds hit the rear of a house at 143 Ridge Ave.

Martin was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker on single counts of recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension or prosecution, discharging a firearm in the borough and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure

Shultz said police had no motive in the shooting.

The name of the owner whose house was hit was not released.

The homeowner told police he was shoveling snow when he heard four shots, two of which he said he heard strike the back of his house. He went inside and called police, Shultz said.


Police found two bullet holes in the rear door of the house, Shultz said.

The homeowner also told police he saw a man and a woman together outside at the Hamilton Avenue residence.

Martin told police he and the woman were shooting at cans, Shultz said.

Police found a pistol in a neighbor's barbecue grill, Shultz said.

Police received the call at 1:13 p.m., Shultz said.

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