Frederick Man Charged After Shooting Incident Wednesday


He remains jailed without bond.


Frederick, Md (KM) A total of 11 charges have been filed against a Frederick Man for a shooting incident on Wednesday morning. They include 1st- and 2nd-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property and firearms offenses. . .John Michael Hartman, 38 was taken into custody, and is currently being held without bond.

The Sheriff’s Office says at around 8:15 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 4300 block of Buckeystown Pike for a shooting. They were told that Hartman came to that area early Wednesday at around 1:30 AM , claiming the victim stole his cell phone. Hartman pulled out a pistol from his waistband, and fired two shots into a Chevy S-10 pickup which was parked near where the victim was standing. He also fired three shots into a minivan as he was leaving.

Deputies collected evidence at the scene, and a warrant was issued later that day for Hartman’s arrest. He was taken into custody without incident.

The vehicle damage is estimated at $3,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


By Kevin McManus