Lancaster man accused of accidentally fired weapon, critically injuring neighbor, has been charged, police say
LANCASTER — Lancaster police have arrested the man who accidentally discharged a firearm in his East Liberty Street home, critically injuring a 38-year-old woman in the home next door.
Allante Floyd, 25, is charged with recklessly endangering another person, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, simple assault, and possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was taken into custody at his home on Monday, processed at the Lancaster Bureau of Police station, arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Janice Jimenez and committed to Lancaster County Prison. Bail is set at $750,000, police say.
According to police, Floyd was cleaning what police describe as a pistol version of an AK-47 rifle when it accidentally discharged at 11:01 p.m. Sunday. One round was fired, police say. The bullet passed through a wall and into the home next door, where it struck the victim, who was lying in her bed. The victim was struck in the head and is reportedly in critical condition at a local hospital.
The victim’s family called 911, as did Floyd, who also attempted to render aid, police say.
Floyd cooperated with the investigation, which is still ongoing, according to police.