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Attempted Murder Charge Handed Down in Drive-By Hanover Shooting

Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 01:07 PM EDT

A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of attempted second-degree murder in a drive-by shooting in Hanover last winter. The sentence was handed down to Kendall Govan on Friday, after a four-day trial.

In addition, Govan was found guilty of two counts of First-Degree Assault, two counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, eight counts of Reckless Endangerment, five counts of Malicious Destruction of Property and Carrying a Handgun. His bond was revoked.

On January 13, a man was standing in his Gesna Drive driveway when a vehicle passed by and the driver, later identified as Govan, opened fire. The victim ran behind his house and escaped injury. The suspect then circled back around to the house and began shooting again, this time at the victim's father, who had come outside. The victim's father also escaped injury and got into his car to follow the suspect vehicle.

Govan and the passenger, 20-year-old Kingsley McLean, were later located in a wooded area near Arundel Mills Boulevard. The weapons used in the drive-by shooting were also recovered.

Two neighboring homes and a parked car were struck by bullets during the incident. One of the bullets went through to a bedroom, just four feet away from a sleeping resident.

On May 20, McLean pleaded guilty to two counts of First-Degree Assault. Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, September 4.

Attempted Murder Charge Handed Down in Drive-By Hanover Shooting


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