Police: Man Accidentally Discharges Gun Into Adjacent Apartment

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/06 2014 11:41AM

Updated 06/06 2014 06:17PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Burlington Police Department responded to a report of a gun being discharged into an adjacent apartment located on Maple Street Thursday night. The incident happened at around 11:45 p.m.

Police say Alexander Hogan, 23, was clearing his 9mm handgun inside his living room of his first floor apartment. While cleaning the gun, Hogan pointed it toward the ceiling when it accidentally discharged. 

The round traveled through the floor and into the ceiling of the apartment directly above Hogan's apartment. Police say no one was injured, but the round traveled close to upstairs residents. 

After searching Hogan's apartment, police found an ounce of marijuana, a marijuana plant, and other drug paraphernalia.

Hogan is charged with reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana.

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