Waltham man arrested in Greenfield for attempted murder

The gun allegedly involved was reported stolen from Indiana

Emmerit Kiner, arrested in Greenfield, Mass. for attempted murder. October 21, 2016. (Image Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department)

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield Police arrested 34-year-old Emmerit Kiner of Waltham on firearm and attempted murder charges on Friday after he was seen by officers running after another man with a gun.

According to the Greenfield Police Facebook page, around 1:30 p.m. Friday, two officers were patrolling on foot behind the Greenfield Town Hall when they heard yelling coming from the Main Street area.

When the officers went to investigate the yelling, they saw two men running towards them, with one man saying the other man had a gun, police said. The officer’s reported seeing a gun tucked into the waistband of the other man, later identified as Kiner, who then started to run away.

Police said the officers chased after Kiner across Court Square, down Bank Row, and into the parking lot behind 32 Olive Street, which is where he was caught and arrested. Kiner did not have the gun on him when he was arrested, but police said the officers recovered a gun nearby that they believed to be involved. The gun was also reported stolen from Indiana.

Kiner will face the following charges:

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (2 counts)
  • Attempted Murder
  • Use of Firearm While Committing a Felony
  • Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm while Committing a Felony
  • Possession of Ammunition without a Permit
  • Possession of a Firearm without a License To Carry, While Previously Convicted of Violent Crime
  • Receiving Stolen Property Over $250
  • Disorderly Conduct

Police said the incident remains under investigation by Greenfield officers and detectives.