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13-059 Detectives Arrest Man For Aggravated Battery With A Firearm Following Shooting In Seminole

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit
Patrol Operations Bureau
Support Services Bureau
-Crime Scene Investigation

Donald Hindes, Sr. (Arrested)
DOB: 04/10/1931
Address: 11165 Kapok Grand Circle, Seminole
Arrested for One-Count Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

Richard Wacker (Shooting Victim)
DOB: 09/13/1965
Address: 11161 Kapok Grand Circle, Seminole

Detectives have arrested a Seminole man for aggravated battery with a firearm after he shot his neighbor following an ongoing dispute between the two.

The shooting occurred just before 9:00 p.m. on March 27, 2013.

The shooting occurred at the entrance to the Kapok Grand Subdivision located at Kapok Grand Circle and Duhme Road in unincorporated Seminole.

According to investigators, the victim, 47-year-old Richard Wacker, came to the home of the suspect, 81-year-old Donald Hindes, Sr. to confront him regarding an ongoing  neighbor dispute. When Hindes did not answer the door, Wacker left. A short time later, Hindes left his residence in his vehicle. Detectives say as Hindes was exiting the subdivision gate, Wacker appeared from behind some bushes and began pounding on Hindes’ vehicle window. Hindes fired a shot at Wacker from within his vehicle.

Wacker was transported to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Hindes was arrested for aggravated battery with a firearm and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

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