NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was charged with reckless endangerment over the weekend after accidentally firing a shot from a handgun into a neighboring apartment, according to police reports.
Peter Latchman, 50, of Water Street, told police that he had dropped the pistol while in his home Saturday afternoon. When he reached down to catch it before it hit the ground, Latchman hit the trigger, causing the gun to fire, according to the police report.
The bullet traveled into the apartment above Latchman’s, through a closet and a dresser, police said. Nobody was injured in the incident, according to the police report.
Latchman was charged with reckless endangerment and illegal discharge of a firearm, and released on a $5,000 bond. The handgun and other weapons were taken for safekeeping while the Connecticut State Police review his pistol permit.