A Hagerstown man was charged Thursday with assault after allegedly firing a round from a handgun into the air before aiming it at another person, police said.
Shaundu Kendell Carter, 25, of 113 Doub Way, was charged with first-degree and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a handgun, using a handgun in commission of a crime of violence and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Hagerstown Police said.
Officers said they responded to the 100 block of Buena Vista Avenue for a report of shots being fired. Police quickly found Carter, who was leaving the area in a vehicle.
Police said that during an altercation in front of 110 Buena Vista Ave., Carter used a handgun to fire a single round into the air, then pointed the gun at a resident. Carter and others allegedly fled on foot.