A child was accidentally shot Monday evening in a home in Smithtown, Long Island.
A veteran NYPD detective was fired Wednesday, about a month after authorities said he accidentally shot his partner in the wrist.
Police said the shooting occurred Sept. 2 – Labor Day – at Eric Gaulin’s townhouse as he showed several rifles to the victim, 23-year-old Megan Bookstaver of Hicksville, Long Island.
The officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital with a gunshot wound to the kneecap.
According to court papers filed by the family’s lawyer, the pending suit alleges “wrongful death, civil rights and negligence actions against the County of Nassau and its police officers and possibly other defendants to be named after discovery,” reported Newsday.
The shooting of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother in Kentucky has placed the spotlight on smaller guns that are designed and marketed for children.
The homeowner, identified as Joseph Delucia, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury for treatment. Police said that his gunshot wound is non-life threatening and his condition appears to be stable.
The injury is not considered life-threatening. The man was taken to New York Hospital.