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Hicksville Man Arrested for Illegal Gun Possession After Accidental Discharge Incident

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The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Hicksville man on February 15, 2016 at 7:35 am for Criminal Possession of a Firearm that occurred in Hicksville.

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Hicksville, NY - February 15th, 2016 - The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Hicksville man on February 15, 2016 at 7:35 am for Criminal Possession of a Firearm that occurred in Hicksville.

According to detectives, on January 22, 2016 Michael Schmeltzer, 25, of Halsey Avenue was in his bedroom with a male friend when the friend picked up a shotgun from the bed which he believed to be a BB gun. The weapon accidentally discharged, striking the defendant in the lower left leg.

Schmeltzer was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted for treatment of his injury. A subsequent investigation determined that the weapon was not legally purchased. Schmeltzer surrendered on Monday February 15, 2016 to Second Squad detectives in Woodbury.

Schmeltzer is charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Monday February 15, 2016 at First District Court in Hempstead.