COPS CORNER: Pain in the glass

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Feb. 17

Pain in the glass

10:40 p.m. — Woodfalon Place, Palm Coast

Shooting into a dwelling. A Palm Coast couple were awoken from sleep when a bullet came through their window.

The homeowner, a woman, told deputies she woke up when she heard a loud bang and found the home’s bay window damaged with a small bullet hole. The window shattered moments later.

The bullet had entered through the patio screen and ultimately lodged in a wall in the home, according to an incident report. Deputies also found a bullet hole in the home’s fence and another in a neighboring home’s fence and patio screen.

Woodfalon runs partially parallel to U.S. 1, where deputies found four 40-caliber shell casings in the woods along the northbound lanes. 

No one was injured and there were no known suspects at the time of the report.

Feb. 21

Cleaning catastrophe 

4:30 p.m. — 1300 block of North Beach Street, Bunnell

Gunshot wound. A Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to the emergency room because someone had been admitted with a gunshot wound — in this case, a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand, according to an incident report. 

The victim told the deputy he’d decided to practice shooting his 9 mm handgun after work.

After shooting a few rounds, he said, he took the gun apart to clean it in his kitchen. 

He took out the magazine, but forgot to remove the bullet in the chamber before trying to release the slide from the frame.

The gun fired, striking the man’s right hand, the report said. No charges were filed.


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