Shamokin victim testifies in shooting case

Shamokin victim testifies in shooting case


SHAMOKIN – A day of drinking went wrong when a Shamokin man was shot in March 2012. Yet, the truth of what happened may still be a mystery. Paul Kinsey testified in Northumberland County Court Friday. According to The Daily Item, Kinsey said “It was a bad joke… it was meant to be funny.”


Kinsey was allegedly shot by his friend 59-year-old David Latsha of Shamokin. Latsha is being tried with charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He allegedly shot his friend in the leg with a .357 Magnum handgun after the finished a case of beer.


Kinsey said he limped downstairs after being shot and drank an iced tea laced with bath salts, because they ran out of beer. He also admitted to taking someone else’s prescription medications. Following the 2012 incident Kinsey was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where he told emergency workers different stories.


Several professional medical witnesses testified that Kinsey gave varying stories, but he told at least two of them that the men were playing peek-a-boo. Kinsey testified until he finally admitted he wasn’t sure what he was even saying. The trial is set to resume at 9:15a.m. Monday. (Codi Jade)

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