Man fires shots at mobile home park management office in Falls Twp.

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Man fires shots at mobile home park office in Falls Twp.: Annie McCormick reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on September 12, 2017.

Police in Bucks County say a man opened fire in a mobile home park apparently out of anger that his maintenance request didn't go through.

Fifty-five-year-old Jimmy Stormant was taken to Bucks County Prison on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault.


The gunfire erupted at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Stormant is accused of using a 12-gauge shotgun to shoot into the management office at Pennwood Crossing, a Falls Township trailer park.

Police say he knew his intended targets were in the corner of the building.

"The rounds he was using were so powerful they were traveling through the entire length of the building, exiting the back of the building, traveling across Route 13, and striking other trailers on the other side of the road," Lt. Henry Ward of the Falls Township Police Department said.

Jane Minnick ran towards the building when she heard the initial shots. Her neighbor ran with her. They tried to warn a man they saw, not realizing he was the shooter.

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"My neighbor saw him and said 'Don't go in there. We heard gunshots.' And then he stopped and looked at her and he proceeded to go and do what he did," Minnick said.

While neighbors called 911, Stormant allegedly left to reload and returned pumping more slugs into the building.

Then he retreated to his home nearby in the mobile home park in the 5100 block of Galen.

"What we believe is he was probably anticipating suicide by cop," Ward said.

When police arrived, he had a handgun, alcohol and the Bible. A family member helped police wrestle the gun away.

Stormant left a note on the door of the office. The gunfire missed two people in the office by inches.

Neighbors who know Stormant were left stunned.

"I know he recently lost his job and I know his mother had just gotten sick. I don't know if all that built up and he just snapped," neighbor Sherri Whitehead said.

Stormant is being held on $750,000 bail.
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