No charges will be filed against the 88-year-old Peekskill man who accidentally discharged his rifle into his neighbor’s apartment Monday.
The incident happened at about 4 p.m. when 88-year-old resident of the Hampton Oaks Apartments, located off of Oakwood Dr. in Peekskill, accidentally fired a shot from his .22-caliber rifle while cleaning it.
The bullet went through the sheetrock wall that divides the two apartments. There were about five people in the neighboring apartment and none of them were injured, according to police.
Peekskill police Lt. Eric Johansen said the police department and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office determined that the gun owner was not acting in a reckless manner or intoxicated in any way when the shot was fired.
“We believe it was an accident and charges weren’t warranted,” Johansen said.