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Bullet from accidental shooting hits man’s head, bounces off

July 19, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage man escaped serious injury when a bullet fired from an apartment above him penetrated his ceiling and hit him in the head.

Anchorage police say the man in the lower apartment on Wednesday night was seated on his couch, holding his toddler.

The bullet bounced off the man’s skull. The man was transported to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

Investigators determined that the bullet was fired by 46-year-old Ronny Smith Jr.

Police say Smith was manipulating a handgun when it fired into the floor.

Smith is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a handgun.

He was arrested on charges of felony assault, possessing a weapon as a felon, and reckless endangerment. He remained jailed Friday.

Online court documents do not list his attorney.

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