Woman sentenced for accidental gunshot incident in Minot
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A woman accused of accidentally firing a gunshot into the occupied apartment below her in Minot has been sentenced to a year of probation.
Authorities say 28-year-old Jillian Eldridge, of Keller, Texas, was cleaning her boyfriend’s handgun on April 9 when it fired. She told police she did not think it was loaded.
The bullet came within a few feet of the man in the apartment below. The Minot Daily News reports he was shaken up but not injured.
If Eldridge successfully completes probation, a reckless endangerment charge will be dismissed.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com