Even the Police Know It Was an Accident

These are noble people, the lawyer for the shooter said.

At a party on Long Island at the home of his friend, Semion Mosheshvili snuck upstairs.

His wife was downstairs. His kids, all five of them, were downstairs, too. But his friend’s gun was upstairs in bedroom of the house on Deisius Street.

That’s when he accidentally squeezed off a round, Semion’s lawyer said.

“He had no idea the gun was loaded and there is no question this was an accident,” the lawyer told the newspaper. “Everybody knows it was an accident. Even the police.”

Semion’s bullet found three walls and a ceiling before finding the shoulder of a 10-year-old boy. The bullet stayed with the boy, who is alive after a trip to Staten Island University Hospital.

“These aren’t reckless human beings. These are noble people,” Semion’s lawyer said. “Accidents happen.”

Semion Mosheshvili hired his lawyer after being charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

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Sourced from the New York Daily News. Icon by Toke Thieden for the Noun Project.

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