Sunday, May 20, 2012

Accidental Shooting of SC Woman - One Arrest but not the Shooter

The Leader-Herald reports

City police today announced the arrest of a city man in connection with what police say was an accidental shooting of a city woman early Thursday morning on Spring Street.

Gloversville police Capt. John Sira said the victim - Danielle Shonfarber, 20, of Gloversville - suffered one shot to the torso and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where she is in critical condition.

Police arrested Michael Perreault, 23, who lives at the 174 Spring St. home where the shooting occurred at 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Sira said Perreault wasn't necessarily the shooter, but he was charged with attempted tampering with physical evidence and obstructing governmental administration, both misdemeanors.

Police said a different person brought the rifle to the apartment and was handling it when it discharged. Charges may be filed after the victim is interviewed, according to a news release.
Sounds like a crazy story in which several lawful gun owners are up to all kinds of mischief. What I find interesting is that tampering with a crime scene and destroying evidence are just misdemeanors. Don't you think they merit more than a slap on the wrist?

We'll have to watch this story for when the shooter is identified and the rest of the details emerge.  I won't hold my breath for a felony charge or a loss of gun rights.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Why do you always insert "lawful" before gun owner? You don't know that. That's your presumption based on your biases. Given the information, "owner" is even in question here.