Chicago Man Charged with Firing Rifle Inside of a Home in Aurora
Aurora, Il (4-9-16) Police have charged a Chicago man who allegedly discharged a rifle inside a Far East Side home last weekend.
39-year-old Christopher Carlson of North Kenneth Avenue in Chicago faces charges of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with a Revoked FOID Card.
The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. April 3 inside the home of a friend of Carlson’s in the 1600 block of Edinburg Lane. Carlson said he was cleaning the gun while in a second floor bedroom when it accidentally discharged.
The bullet ended up being fired into the kitchen floor on the first floor of the home. No one was hit by the fired bullet. During their initial investigation, police discovered the rifle to be stolen out of Zion, Illinois.
At the time of the incident, Carlson’s friend, a 34 year old woman, and her two children, a six year old boy and 12-year-old girl, along with a 41-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were inside the home. Reports indicate the children were in a different second floor bedroom when the shot went off. The adults were all on the first floor in undisclosed rooms.
No one else was charged and police say the investigation is continuing.
Carlson is being held in the DuPage County jail on $150,000 bond.
Police: Stamford man cleaning gun fired shot through apartment wall
STAMFORD, CT (4-8-16) A city man cleaning his revolver Thursday night was charged with reckless endangerment after the gun accidentally went off and blew a hole through his apartment wall, police said.
Capt. Richard Conklin said Hadrian Gardner, 24, was in his Tresser Boulevard apartment cleaning the revolver when he pulled the trigger, thinking there were no bullets in the chamber, about 8 p.m. Thursday
The bullet went through the wall and entered the adjacent apartment where his neighbor dove to the floor for cover, Conklin said.
Gardner checked on his neighbor and found him unharmed and then reported the shot to police.
Gardner was charged with illegal discharge of a weapon within city limits and two counts of reckless endangerment.
Injured Clinton Man Charged with Felony
Clinton, Ok (4-6-16) A Clinton man who shot himself by accident has been arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at others.
According to a story in the Clinton Daily News, 27-year-old Mikel Alex Salinas shot himself in the wrist recently, but was later arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at his three of his neighbors.
When officers went to handcuff him last Saturday, Salinas still had the bandages on from the self-shooting.
Detective Captain Mike Murley of the Clinton Police Department says police were called about 12:15 Saturday morning to an alley in the 500 block of South 11th Street. When officers arrived, they met with neighbors who pointed to a nearby yard and said two men there had a gun. The men had an argument with the neighbors. One went to his residence and then returned to the alley with what was described as a black handgun and allegedly pointed the gun at all three neighbors. That man has been identified as Salinas.
When one of the neighbors told Salinas they were going to call the police, Salinas allegedly went back to the yard he had come from and hid the gun.
The other man with Salinas was reported to be his Salinas’ brother and the two had been working on a pickup when the verbal altercation started. Murley says no shots were ever fired and no one was injured.
Salinas is due in court on May 13 on the charge of feloniously pointing a firearm for a preliminary hearing conference.
Deputies investigating shooting in Pinson area
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (4-10-16) Deputies in Jefferson County are investigating a shooting in the Pinson area.
Sgt. Jack Self says the shooting appears to be accidental and that the victim is expected to recover.
Lehigh Acres man shoots daughter while cleaning gun
LEHIGH ACRES, Fl (4-4-16) The state Department of Children and Families is investigating an incident where a 28-year-old man said his gun accidentally discharged, shooting his 4-year-old daughter in the arm.
The incident happened at about 10:22 p.m. Sunday inside David Valle’s home on Southwest 25th Street, a report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.
Valle told deputies he was cleaning a .40 caliber pistol when it discharged.
Valle performed first aid on his daughter until first responders arrived, the report said. The girl was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Health Park Hospital.
“Just a lot of cops, they had the whole block streamed up back there,” said neighbor Daniel Scott. “A little kid shot accidentally or unaccidentally is unacceptable.”
The 4-year-old’s condition was not immediately known.
This is the second time in less than two months that Lee County deputies have been called to the home. In February, two men stormed into the home and opened fire. One bullet pierced the wall of the 4-year-old’s bedroom.
Neighbors say Valle may have purchased a gun after the incident.
“He probably got that for protection. I don’t know of him ever having one before,” Scott added.
As of Tuesday, Valle has not been charged in connection with the incident.
Three-year-old girl shot in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN, OH (4-9-16) A three-year-old girl was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital for the treatment of gunshot wounds to both legs.
Police say the incident occurred Saturday night on the 300 block of East Boston avenue on Youngstown's south side.
Investigators say they don't yet know if the little girl shot herself, or if someone else accidentally fired the gun.
Police have identified the man who owns the gun.
Stay with 21 News for updates on this developing story.
Man in custody after girl shot in legs on the South Side (UPDATE)
YOUNGSTOWN — A man is in custody after a 3-year-old girl was shot in the legs Saturday evening.
Dionte Robinson, 24, no address available, is the Mahoning County jail on a charge of felony child endangering and is expected to be arraigned in municipal court Monday.
Robinson was arrested after the girl was shot at about 8:30 p.m. inside her home in the 300 block of East Boston Avenue.
Lt. Doug Bobovnyik of the Detective Bureau said the girl was shot once but the bullet went through both legs. She is being treated at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
Bobovnyik said Robinson was visiting the girl's mother in her home and was carrying a semiautomatic handgun with him. Robinson claimed that he had a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm from the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office.
Robinson told police the gun was in his waistband but it was making him uncomfortable, Bobovnyik said. Bobovnyik said the girl was on Robinson's lap when he took the gun out of his waistband.
The gun then fired, striking the girl.
Robinson was cooperative with police and he did give a statement to detectives, Bobovnyik said.
Bobovnyik said it appears that Robinson is not familiar with how semiautomatic weapons operate, which may be why the gun went off when he took it out of his waistband.