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Longmont Man Accidentally Fires Bullet Through Wall into Neighbor’s Townhouse While Cleaning Gun

July 24, 2018

Longmont Times-Call

A Longmont man accidently discharged his firearm inside his home Friday, shooting a bullet through his wall into his neighbor’s townhouse.

Ryan Merkel, 41, was referred to the restorative justice program after the incident on Great Western Drive, according to Sgt. Matthew Cage.

Merkel was cleaning his firearm when he negligently discharged it, Cage said. The bullet damaged the walls of the residences and hit his neighbor’s headboard.

No one was injured in the shooting, Cage said.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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