Woman shot in Tyrone

Incident allegedly stemmed from argument

TYRONE — A Tyrone man is in jail after police say he injured a woman in the leg when he fired off a handgun during a dispute.

Kevin M. Fink, 31, faces a long list of charges including felony counts of aggravated assault stemming from an argument with a woman at his home at 1456 Logan Ave. that Tyrone police say turned violent early Sunday morning.

According to the charges, Fink allegedly slapped the woman, pushed her to the floor and then choked her before she managed to run from the house.

When the woman met up with a male friend a short distance away and returned with him to Fink’s house to retrieve her phone, the two encountered Fink, armed with a 9 mm handgun, on the porch

It was then that Fink allegedly fired a warning shot, which hit the pavement about 2 feet away from the man, who police said then started to run. Police said Fink fired two more shots toward the woman, with each shot hitting the pavement and ricocheting. One round struck the woman’s leg and the other was found lodged in the side of a house on the other side of Logan Avenue.

After firing the shots and learning the woman was hit, Fink fled on foot to his father’s house on Decker Hollow Road.

Police found Fink there, along with the gun, and he was taken into custody.

Bail was set Sunday night by Magisterial District Judge Ben Jones at $100,000 cash. A preliminary hearing in Tyrone is slated for Sept. 18.