KEY POINTS

  • Douglass Kuhn from Maryland was taken into custody for firing a weapon at two Trump supporters
  • The two men were passing by in a truck when Kuhn fired at them with a shotgun after they honked at him
  • Kuhn is facing charges of assault and reckless endangerment and could face up to 100 years in prison

Douglass Kuhn, 50, was arrested on two counts of first-degree assault after firing a shotgun at a truck with two Trump supporters who honked at him for putting up a Black Lives Matter sign.

No one was injured during the incident that happened on Saturday afternoon in Kingsville, northeast of Baltimore.

Baltimore County police claimed Kuhn was putting up a political sign in his yard while the two men drove by in the truck with a political sign on the back. They refrained from indicating specific details about the sign.

Police issued a statement saying the victim honked his horn at the 50-year-old suspect. Kuhn picked up a shotgun and discharged it as they drove by. The shots did not cause injuries to the passengers or any damage to the vehicle.

The two men in the truck, identified as Bradley Yang and his father, Neal Houk, admitted they are Trump supporters and were allegedly giving a friendly honk to Kuhn as he put up the Black Lives Matter sign, Yahoo News reported. Houk declared that he had never met or seen Kuhn before the incident.

Yang said that Kingsville was usually a friendly area. "You know, everyone honks at each other," NBC News reported. He claimed they were about 100 to 200 feet away when the shots were fired, adding they were scared but grateful that no one got hurt in the process.

A neighbor of Kuhn's, who was identified only as Todd, corroborated reports of the incident. He said they did not see the shooting but heard it, and it was undistinguishably a firearm.

According to NBC News, Kuhn's lawyer claimed the intention was to plead not guilty to the charges. The lawyer mentioned that if the allegations are true, it would be out of character considering Kuhn does not have a criminal history. If convicted, the accused faces up to 100 years in prison for the many charges he could face.

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