Douglas Kuhn allegedly fired a shotgun as a truck drove by after they honked at him, police said. No one was injured.
He is a Maryland man. Kuhn is accused of firing a shotgun at a truck with two Trump supporters after they honked as he was putting up a sign in his yard, police said.
He is 50 years old.
Douglas Kuhn Accused of Shooting at Truck of Trump Supporters
County police said officers were called just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday to the 11000 block of Cedar Lane in Kingsville for a call of an assault.
The preliminary investigation revealed that two men driving in the intersection of Cedar Lane and Mount Vista Road with a political campaign sign in the back of their truck began honking at Douglas Kuhn, 50, while he was putting up a political campaign sign on his property.
Trump supporters Neal Houk and his son, Bradley Lang, called it a neighborly act, a friendly honk to a Biden supporter they spotted putting up a Black Lives Matter sign.
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“It’s Kingsville, it’s a friendly area. Everyone honks at each other. We think we were hoping there could be some civility between people who support different candidates,” Lang said.
Police said Kuhn picked up a shotgun and discharged it as the truck drove by. The victims drove to a safe location and called the police. No one injured and the truck was not damaged.
Douglas Kuhn arrested on two counts of first-degree assault and other charges, police said.
Police said that Kuhn was putting up a political sign on his property and that the men had a political sign in the back of the truck. They did not provide additional details about the signs.
The people in the truck told NBC affiliate WBAL of Baltimore that they are Trump supporters and were giving a friendly honk to Kuhn while he put up a Black Lives Matter sign.
The victim “honked his horn several times” at Kuhn, and he “picked up a shotgun and discharged it as they drove by,” causing no injuries or damage to the vehicle, police said.
Bradley Lang, who was in the truck with his father, told the station that the honk was intended as a neighborly gesture.
“It’s Kingsville, it’s a friendly area. You know, everyone honks at each other,” he said. He told the station they were around 100 to 200 feet away when Kuhn fired.