OCEAN CITY SHOOTING: leaves one teen shot in rear-end and Colin Heckman in jail trying to raise bail
Raid on hotel room by thugs ends with one shot in the butt; police charge victim
OCEAN CITY, MD. – Remember when Ocean City was a boring place of occasional drunks wandering out into traffic in the dark with dark clothing and being struck and killed? How about too many brews at the Purple Moose leading to someone being punched in the nose? Mostly it was just sunburn, Thrasher’s fries and lots of great views of young women parading along the boardwalk in skimpy attire resulting in many incidents of eyestrain.
Recently, the news of Ocean City is of dangerous gangs of thugs stomping prone victims in midnight gang fights in the head and vicious kicks in an attempt to inflict death. In this latest case of a shooting, friends of a Pennsylvania man claim who is currently behind bars on charges of shooting a man are trying to raise bail money.
4 thugs pushed their way into his hotel room and robbed him and his friends.
The friends of Colin Heckman posted the following on Gofundme.com:
“Colin was vacationing in Ocean City MD. he is only 21 and has a permit to carry. he thought his permit to carry was good in any state. 4 thugs pushed their way into his hotel room and robbed him and his friends. he went to his car to try to prevent them from taking it and when they tried to overpower him, he shot one. he didn’t run away. he waited for the police and he handed over his gun. now he is in jail waiting on a bail hearing and arraignment for discharging his weapon. what was he supposed to do against 4 thugs. stand there and take it? please help him to get justice and not be used as an example in these troubling times. he was the innocent here.”
The Ocean City Police Department posted the following report of the incident:
The Ocean City Police Department is currently investigating an overnight shooting that occurred in the area of 6th Street and Washington Lane.
Ocean City Police report that on June 19, 2020, at approximately 03:58 a.m. Ocean City police officers responded to the area of 6th Street and Washington Lane after officers heard gunshots and observed a male running north on Washington Lane. Officers located a juvenile male victim of Salisbury, MD, who suffered two gunshot wounds; one to his buttocks and one to his arm. The victim was treated by Ocean City EMS and transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was released shortly after.
During the investigation, detectives revealed that they determined a confrontation ensued inside a nearby hotel between two groups.
During the investigation, detectives revealed that they determined a confrontation ensued inside a nearby hotel between two groups. A short time later, both groups had a second confrontation at the 10-block of 6th street. The suspect, who has been identified as Colin Kurtis Heckman, 21, (DOB 01/18/1999) of 134 Lower Market Street, Milton, PA, fired multiple gunshots, two of which struck the victim. The victim fled from the scene and was located by officers on 7th street. Heckman was located at the scene of the incident.
Heckman has been charged by Ocean City Police Detective Carl Perry with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and discharging a firearm within city limits. Heckman is currently in custody at the Worcester County Jail held without bond pending a court appearance on June 22, 2020.