BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – One person was rushed to the hospital while another is now facing attempted homicide charges after a shooting in Bedford County, according to state police.
State police were called to a reported shooting on Douglass Road in Hopewell Township around 8 p.m. on Aug. 2. According to the criminal complaint, 32-year-old Ray Vincent was found in an apartment above a garage and taken into custody without incident.
Through interviews and investigating, state police learned that a man, known to Vincent, had come to the home looking for help after having car troubles. Vincent reportedly came out to the garage with a handgun and told him to “get off his f****ng property.”
The man told police that Vincent said he was going to kill him and then held the handgun to his head at close range. He said he tried to evade it, but a shot was fired.
UPMC Altoona staff later told police that the man did have a gunshot wound to the top of his head.
According to court documents, Vincent claimed he pushed the man and then saw he had a “stick” and he punched the man in his head. He reportedly told police he threatened to shoot the man but denied having a gun on him.
Pennsylvania State Police Forensic Unit reported that a blood smear and 9MM casing was found in the garage, the criminal complaint reads.
Vincent is now facing a felony attempted homicide charge as well as misdemeanor aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangering another person and terroristic threats.
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Bail was denied and Vincent was placed in Bedford County Prison.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10.