"Upon Richard Heymann stating repeatedly to stay at the location to await police arrival, Christopher Kinne continuted to state that he was not staying and attempted to walk toward Richard Heymann," according to the incident report.
Heymann told Kinne that he was going to fire a warning shot at the ground near Kinne’s feet. Kinne continued to walk toward Heymann, who fired a single shot striking Kinne in the leg. Heymann told police that as soon as he realized Kinne was injured he immediately began performing first aid, according to court records.
Heymann was charged with first and second degree assault, which carry 25- and 10-year maximum prison sentences, respectively. Heymann worked for the Baltimore (City) Police Department and he "separated from the agency," in 1998 under unknown circumstances, according to a city police spokesman.