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Seminole man, 81, arrested after neighbor shot

Donald Hindes faces one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Donald Hindes faces one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

SEMINOLE — Detectives arrested an 81-year-old man accused of shooting his neighbor during an argument Wednesday night, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Donald Hindes faces one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

The shooting was reported just before 9 p.m. at the entrance of the Kapok Grand subdivision in an unincorporated area near Seminole.

Richard Wacker, 47, arrived at Hindes' house at 11165 Kapok Grand Circle to confront him about an "ongoing neighbor dispute," deputies said.

When Hindes didn't come to the door, Wacker left. Moments later, Hindes left the house and got into his car. As he was leaving the subdivision, Wacker suddenly appeared from behind some bushes and pounded on Hindes' car window.

Hindes fired once at Wacker, deputies said.

Wacker was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with injuries that didn't appear to be life threatening, deputies said..

Hindes was booked into the Pinellas County jail. He was released Thursday morning after he posted $5,000 bail.

Seminole man, 81, arrested after neighbor shot 03/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 28, 2013 7:04pm]
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