RONKS (AP) – A man from the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country faces charges in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with five people inside.
Twenty-two-year-old Timothy Antonio Diggs Jr. of Ronks, Lancaster County, was charged Wednesday with reckless endangerment, cruelty to animals and a weapons charge.
Diggs has been behind bars since Dec. 3 on unrelated burglary charges.
Police said an Amish man reported Nov. 23 that as a car passed his buggy he heard a firecracker noise but continued to his farm, unaware the noise was a gunshot.
After arriving home, he discovered his horse was shot in the side. It died before a vet arrived.
The people in the buggy – an Amish couple and their three young children – weren’t hurt.