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Woman sentenced for accidental gunshot incident in Minot

November 12, 2018

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.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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