MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania say a man accused of shooting a bullet through a neighbor’s window told a judge he fired the gun because it was the only way he knew how to unload it.
Middletown Detective Patrick Nicastro said 31-year-old George Byrd IV of Penndel at first denied being behind the shooting but then acknowledged at his arraignment that he fired the weapon to clear the chamber because he was unfamiliar with guns.
Authorities say Byrd fired the gun early Friday afternoon in the suburban Philadelphia community. No one was injured.
Byrd was being held at the Bucks County jail on $20,000 bail.