A Camden Township man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting at his neighbor.
Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reported that his deputies received a call at about 9 p.m. Friday, May 23 from a 40-year-old man reporting a suspicious incident near Sunset Road and 102nd Street in Camden Township. The caller reported that he was riding in a tractor with his 11-year-old son when both the front and rear cab windows unexpectedly shattered, according to release from the sheriff’s office.
The caller had small cuts on his neck that were consistent with spraying glass, the release noted. His son was uninjured. The man said he did not see anyone in the area, but he said he heard gunshots. According to the release, the man indicated that he believed his neighbor had shot at him, but he said that the two do not have a history of conflict.
Deputies responded to the neighbor’s home in the 10,000-block of Sunset Road in Camden Township and established a perimeter. According to the release, the suspect, 51-year-old Kenneth Allen Walsh, came out of his home and was taken into custody.
The release notes that Walsh admitted that he was upset at his neighbor and had shot at him using a scoped rifle while he was driving the tractor. He also said that he could see his neighbor in the scope crosshairs when he shot and that he fired more than once from inside his home, according to the release.
When deputies served a search warrant at Walsh’s home, they seized rifles and shotguns and saw holes in a window screen that were consistent with bullet holes, the release notes.
Walsh was taken into custody at the Carver County Jail and charged with attempted murder in the first degree and attempted murder in the second degree.
Anyone with information related to this incident or any crime is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at 952-361-1212. After hours call 952-361-1231. People may also leave an anonymous message on the tip line at 952-361-1224 or use the tip form on the Sheriff’s Office web site at http://www.co.carver.mn.us/county_government/sheriff/crimetip_form.asp