HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Late Friday evening, Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) received a name to the 16900 block of Longfellow Ct. in Hagerstown. The caller dialed 911 after which hung up the telephone; simply earlier than hanging up, the 911 name middle heard “a female was heard stating a male was threatening her, and then the phone line disconnected,” in keeping with the information launch.
Once police received to the placement of the decision, they knocked on the entrance door and received no reply. They then tried the aspect door and will hear 42-year-old Gerald Wayne Koogle yelling inside. Police tried to get Koogle to the door, however he refused.
Koogle then shot via the window at police a number of instances. From being just some ft away, police ran for canopy, and none had been injured. After the photographs had been fired, a feminine left the house and was taken to security by police.
Two different individuals in the home had been safely eliminated via negotiating, and Koogle later surrendered to police with out extra incident. However, it was discovered that Koogle’s photographs hit and entered a neighboring residence, the place a resident was inside; the resident was unhurt.
Police issued a search and seizure warrant for Koogle’s residence as a part of the investigation. According to the information launch, “they retrieved 23 expended shot casings inside the bedroom from which the suspect fired at the deputies.” The spent shells situated within the bed room belonged to a .300AAC Blackout rifle. Inside a protected within the residence, deputies additionally discovered a short-barreled AR-15 semi-automatic weapon with a stay spherical within the rifle’s chamber, and there was another stay spherical within the journal that was nonetheless loaded within the gun. Upon its restoration, the rifle’s security selector was additionally set to “fire”. The residence additionally included a lot of different firearms and ammunition.
Koogle is being held on the Washington County Detention Center with bond. He is charged with three counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Murder, Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, possessing an unregistered short-barreled rifle, and different associated offenses.