Dauphin County man charged after firing gun in apartment, damaging neighbor’s home

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A Hummelstown man is charged with discharging a firearm after he fired a gun in his apartment, which traveled into the neighboring unit.

According to Hummelstown police, officers were called to 35 East Second Street for a gunshot in an apartment building.

Responding officers went to the apartment where Roque Stella-Colon, 18, said he fired one gunshot inside his home by accident, according to police.

Stella-Colon said he hide the firearm outside by a garage, according to police.

Police determined the bullet traveled through a headboard, drywall and tv in the apartment next door, before stopping on some clothing.

An 11-year-old in the neighboring apartment suffered a cut to the chin from flying debris, police said.

Stella-Colon is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person, tampering with evidence.

Stella-Colon is being held at Dauphin County Prison on $5,000 bail.

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