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Cockeysville Man Arrested In Towson Shooting

Police say the shooting occurred outside Charles Village Pub early Sunday morning.

A Cockeysville man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a Towson shooting early Sunday morning.

Francis Minsung Kang, 26, of the unit block of Brook Farm Court in Cockeysville has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in committing a felony.

Around 2:05 a.m. Dec. 16, officers on a routine patrol heard gunshots coming from the unit block of W. Chesapeake Avenue, according to an email from Lt. Robert McCullough, a police spokesman.

The officers were able to immediately stop a truck they saw fleeing the scene and arrest Kang, McCullough wrote.

Investigation revealed that Kang was involved in a fight outside Charles Village Pub. As he was leaving the location he allegedly threw a bottle of Gatorade at a woman and a fight ensued, McCullough wrote.

Kang then allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired five shots into a crowd, stiking one man in the hand, McCullough wrote. The victim was treated for a minor gunshot wound, but his condition is unknown at this time.

Kamenetz Is Doing A Great Job December 18, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Kamenetz made the same consistent statements with each and every bar-related crime incident: the liquor license holder can't evade responsibility just because the crime occurred outside of his door, when the bar was the earlier intervening cause (serving intoxicated customers, drawing oversized crowds). By the way, the Recher entered into a written plea agreement with the liquor board.
Katy Peters-Rodbell December 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I can't believe the folks on here who are calling Kang a good guy. He fired a gun into a crowd! It's just lucky that nobody was killed. And what was the reason for firing the gun? Because a fight ensued after somebody threw an energy drink in someone else's face? I look forward to this guy going to prison.
Towson Resident December 18, 2012 at 03:16 PM
While I completely understand no one knows the whole story, no matter how the altercation started there was no reason for a gun to be fired period. You cannot argue that. Under no circumstances should someone have a gun in public, regardless if you have a license or not; unless you are a police officer, which he is not. To argue that we 'read a 15 sentance article' & we do not know the 'facts' makes YOU look clueless and ignorant, not us. My grandfather is a retired police officer and he didn't even carry his gun with him when he was off duty, why should this person feel so entitled to carry one on him while he is out drinking? Put yourself on the other side of the story, if a loved one or a friend was killed or injured because someone made a snap decision that they were 'outnumbered and in fear of their life', how would you feel? Would you argue then that this person just made a mistake? I would say this is larger than a mistake; for you to defend him it absolutely asinine.
Anonymous December 18, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Considering he stopped driving his truck to get out and reach for his weapon, when he could have driven away, it is clear that his intention was to shoot someone. Do I think he's a bad person? No. Do I think he's a complete idiot for stopping the truck, reaching for a gun, getting knocked out, and then getting up and trying to hit someone and missing almost every shot when shooting into a crowd? Hell yea! He'll be booked for a while, so stop defending him. I know the scenario, I was there.
K Blue December 22, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I am pleased to see that the State has charged him with the mandatory minimum handgun violation. Permit or no permit, this individual used this handgun outside acceptable permit parameters and for that he needs to be held accountable regardless of whether he is a good guy or not. No exceptions should be made for anyone. If he is as good a guy as some say, he would recognize this.

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