NY: Genesee Co. man charged with hunter-related shooting
Genesee Co. man charged with hunter-related shooting
A Genesee County man has been arrested in connection with a
hunter-relating shooting. It happened in LeRoy on November 27.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Law
Enforcement has charged 43-year-old Augustin Iannello of LeRoy with
second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault and discharging a
firearm across a public highway.
Captain Michael Van Durme of the DEC said Iannello fired his 12-guage
shotgun at a deer that was between himself and a 53-year-old man shoveling
snow in his driveway. The slug traveled about 1,000 feet before hitting the
man causing bruising and a laceration on his leg.
The charges of reckless endangerment and assault are misdemeanors and
carrying a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and one year imprisonment.
Discharging a firearm across a highway carries a maximum penalty of a $1,000
fine and up to three months imprisonment.
Iannello will be arraigned on December 27.
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