Hunter, 36, charged after Montgomery rifle-firing incident
November 22, 2011
By Heather Yakin, RecordOnline.com
MONTGOMERY — A hunter faces charges after Department of Environmental
Conservation police made a routine check Saturday, according to DEC
police Lt. Martin Townley.
He said DEC police checked on some hunters leaving the woods at about
4:35 p.m. off Route 52, near Fleury Road, in the Town of Montgomery.
Police said that when Brian Schutz, 36, of the hamlet of Wallkill,
saw the officers as he walked beside a vacant house, he started to put
down his .270 rifle, but had his finger on the trigger. The gun fired,
sending a shot ricocheting off concrete toward the officers.
No one was injured, but police charged Schutz with endangerment and
discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
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