PARKERSBURG Parkersburg police have charged a man, arrested shortly after multiple shots were fired on Lynn Street, with felony wanton endangerment, the department said this morning.
Shaun Michael Linko, 25, 911 27th St., Parkersburg, was taken into custody by the Wood County Sheriff's Department about 20 minutes after the incident occurred at 1122 Lynn St. where about two dozen bullet casings were found, said Sgt. Greg Collins, a spokesman for the Parkersburg Police Department, said.
Deputies had taken Linko into custody on unrelated charges, Collins said.
The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m.
Numerous officers responded to the 1100 block of Lynn Street where they found the spent casings fired from a 7.62x39mm assault rifle, Collins said. According to the landlord, the tenants of 1122 Lynn St. had recently moved and the residence was vacant. Several items were damaged by bullets, including a water line that was struck after a round penetrated three walls.
Witnesses provided a vehicle description. One witness said she saw "fire" coming out the barrel of a weapon from the suspect vehicle.
A vehicle matching the description was spotted by deputy sheriffs near Interstate 77 and U.S. 50 about 20 minutes later. Linko was arrested out of that stop on unrelated charges for the possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Linko was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and is being held on a $50,000 bond, $25,000 for the charges from Parkersburg police and $25,000 for the charge from the sheriff's department.
Linko about a year ago charged with firing a gun into an unoccupied car on Aug. 28, 2011, at Terrapin Apartments on Dudley Avenue, according to the police department. According to a police report, a vehicle pulled into the apartment parking lot and someone fired eight shots from a .40-caliber weapon into the unoccupied vehicle. The shooting was witnessed by several people, including the vehicle's owner, Seth Burke.
Linko then was charged with destruction of property, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a home and being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said.