According to The Huffington Post, 31-year-old George Byrd IV says he was unaware of how to unload his gun because he’s never owned one before. Police found a 357 revolver, 12-gauge double barrel shotgun, and an M77 rifle in his home.
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 tells the Bucks County Courier Times that 31-year-old George Byrd IV of Penndel at first denied being behind the shooting but then acknowledged during his arraignment that he fired the weapon to clear the chamber because he was unfamiliar with guns.
Byrd was arrested for burglary when he was 17-years-old and therefore, never allowed to own a gun. Middletown Police found two bullet holes in between the neighbors’ fences. No one was hurt in the shooting.
Byrd is currently being held at the Bucks County Jail on $20,000 bond.
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