Rohrersville man sought in shooting incident turns himself in

September 02, 2012

ROHRERSVILLE — A Rohrersville man turned himself in to police Sunday after he fired a weapon and threatened suicide the morning before near his home on Locust Grove Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Kirk Kline, 31, of 20326 Locust Grove Road, notified authorities that he wanted to turn himself in Sunday morning after police conducted a daylong search. He was taken into custody without incident, deputies said in a news release.

Kline was charged with one count of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, one count of malicious destruction of property and five counts of reckless endangerment, police said.

Washington County 911 dispatchers received a call for shots fired in the area of Locust Grove Road, south of Boonsboro, at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies said.

Upon arrival, the source of the shots could not be located, but a second call came in around 6:30 a.m. from a friend of the suspect, stating that the man — identified as Kline — had fired off “a bunch of rounds” near his brother’s truck and “wanted to kill himself,” deputies said.

Police responded and searched the area around his home, later learning that he fled the area in a truck with an assault rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition, deputies said.

At the time of the incident, two small children and three adults were present, but they escaped unharmed, deputies said.

Assisted by Maryland State Police troopers, deputies canvassed the area Saturday, but Kline was not found until he turned himself in Sunday morning.

Kline is being held at the sheriff’s office until his initial appearance before a Washington County District Court commissioner, a deputy said Sunday afternoon.

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