Sunday, March 31, 2013

Homeowners Association Dispute Turns Deadly

From Charlotte's WBTV News

Investigators in Cabarrus County say a 50-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing two of his neighbors after getting into a dispute with the men.

Neighbors say Hardy was angry about trees that were cut down behind his house and that the victims were on the homeowners’ association board that approved the removal of the trees.

Deputies were called to a home off Coachman Court, in Harrisburg, on Friday afternoon to the report of shots fired.

When deputies arrived, they found the bodies of 42-year-old Daniel Thomas Kirchner and 64-year-old Gary Wade Stocks in the backyard of Kirchner's home.

Several minutes later, officers say a gunshot rang out from a nearby home.

Deputies immediately took cover and established a security perimeter around the home of 50-year-old Anthony Charles Hardy. According to investigators, Hardy barricaded himself inside the home.

After several hours of negotiations, deputies say they heard two more gunshots from inside the home.

The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team, assisted by Kannapolis Special Response Team, entered the home and found Hardy's body inside. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Jeff A. Taylor said...

I note the TCO account walks back from the notion that recent clear-cutting by the HOA was a precipitating event. Sounds like somebody's lawyer got busy.

Anonymous said...

HOA's are gestapo type individuals because they have the power to be. They should be disbanded. Getting killed because you dont like someones trees is ridiculous. They should have kept their noses out of his business

Anonymous said...

Was Parker working?

Anonymous said...

if their with the HOA it is their business. that isn't a reason to kill two people, moron

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm. HOA syndrome. I don't know about today, but anyone that lived in Thornhill around 2003-2006, and attended the HOA meetings, probably had it. Those meetings were like a bad episode of Jerry Springer. It was embarrassing just to be there.