NY: Hunter charged after stray bullet rips through business
Hunter charged after stray bullet rips through business
Victoria E. Freile • Staff writer • November 21, 2008
A Penfield man accused of accidentally firing into an auto repair
shop while hunting in Wayne County yesterday is facing several charges,
New York State Police said today.
Timothy S. Lewis was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment
and fourth-degree criminal mischief, troopers said. He was also charged
with discharging a firearm across a public highway and discharging a
firearm within 500 feet of a building, both violations of state
environmental conservation law, troopers said.
Lewis was hunting deer in a field north of Route 104 in Ontario,
Wayne County, about 9:40 a.m. yesterday. He allegedly fired several
high-velocity rounds at two deer located south of his position, troopers
One of the rounds missed the deer, traveled across Route 104 and
struck an auto repair shop about 900 feet away, troopers said. The
projectile traveled through the full length of the building. No one was
Troopers said they believe Lewis killed both deer.
Lewis is expected to answer the charges in Ontario Town Court at a
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