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Hagerstown man faces assault, handgun charges

August 25, 2006

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.

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Police found the handgun believed to have been used in the shooting nearby.

The investigation was continuing, police said.

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