KINGSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A man putting up a Black Lives Matter sign in his yard is being held without bond Monday after he was charged with firing a shotgun at Trump supporters driving by in a pickup truck.

It happened Saturday afternoon in Kingsville. Police eventually booked Douglas Kuhn at the White Marsh Precinct.

Neal Houk and his son said they honked their horn at a neighbor putting up a Black Lives Matter sign.

“He reached down. He had a shotgun right there, pulled it out and pointed it right at,” Houk said. “And we were in disbelief. Next thing we heard was a shotgun blast.”

Another neighbor on his back deck corroborated the quick shot.

“We didn’t see it. We heard it and it was indistinguishable that it was a shotgun,” said neighbor Todd.

No one was hurt, but police tracked down the man they said fired the shot.

“We see what’s going on in the country, and I really didn’t expect it right here at home,” Houk said.

Police located a 12-gauge shotgun and took 50-year-old Kuhn into custody.

“Then, to hear the gunshot, we were rattled. I’m shaking just talking about it,” Houk said.

“People are taking the politics a little too serious,” Todd added.

Houk said he’s never seen or met Kuhn before. The neighbor said the suspected shooter has had at least a couple of signs stole, but said that obviously does not justify such a response.

“For someone to take it that far, you gotta be filled with a lot of rage to go out and put a sign up and carry a 12-gauge with you,” Todd said.

Kuhn is facing multiple assault and reckless endangerment charges and a felony firearm charge.

“Hopefully, this division in the country can get better because it’s not good,” Todd said.

If convicted, Kuhn faces up to 100 years in prison but the victim said he doesn’t want to see him face that kind of punishment. He told WJZ’s Paul Gessler his honking was good natured.

Editor’s Note: Baltimore County Police originally said the signs were Trump and Biden political campaign signs. 

Paul Gessler

Comments (9)
  1. Mike B says:

    Demonrats sure are a VIOLENT group. I wonder what johnny O has to say about his constituents? Nothing I guess since he wants the county to be like balto schitty.

    1. Joe G says:

      Johnnie O will say that this man was expressing his right to free speech , because obviously the guys in the truck are white supremacists, racists, nazis and were attacking his feelings by displaying their support for Trump….. If the roles were reversed, the BLM group would’ve gathered their unemployed troops and bussed them up to this man’s property and “peacefully blocked” his driveway a few weeks, with Johnnie’s support…

  2. Slinky says:

    The shooter, Kuhn, owns the property with his spouse, another man. According to public information, Kuhn stands about 5’3″. I suppose the shotgun helps him make up for his stature.

  3. Tyree says:

    Rest assured when my man gets out DOC, he will throw those BLM signs in the trash, because in there he will get a taste of real life. I hope he doesn’t get his cheeks busted while he’s in there.

  4. Dave says:

    Where can I contribute to his defense fund?

    The Trumpers and right wing nuts are the violent pro gun people. We need to pick them off, but getting rid of Trump they wull go back to raping livestock

    Make racists afraid again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. King Julian says:

      get help you crazy horse butt

  5. Trump 2020 says:

    Dave’s reading comprehension apparently suffers from “orange man bad” syndrome that has been burned into his brain by the radical left. The mere mention of Trump causes him go on a rant about Republicans….FYI Dave, it was the Dem, Biden, BLM supporter that went off and shot his gun. You know, the peaceful, tolerant left. …Also, I love how WJZ puts up a picture of a BLM sign with the story to make everyone’s first reaction be that a BLM supporter was attacked..,,

  6. Veijo says:

    Hmmm. Kuhn is “cow” in German language. Maybe the small man has been feeling he is in oppressed position. Maybe he has even been “bullied”.

  7. Tyree says:

    He can yell BLM while he’s getting his cheeks busted by his cellmate who will no doubt be a brother. These white people are just nuts, they could care less about BLM it’s just a way for them to deal with their white guilt.

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