A Huntley man is facing charges after he allegedly discharged his gun by accident while cleaning the weapon, leading to the bullet entering his occupied neighbor’s home.
Shawn R. Gotsch, 48, of Huntley, was charged with reckless conduct endangering safety, a Class A misdemeanor.
Gotsch was attempting to clean his gun around 5:45 p.m. on October 23, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.
Gotsch attempted to disassemble the firearm when he apparently inadvertently discharged it, the complaint said.
The discharged round went through an exterior wall of Gotsch’s home in the 10100 block of Dunhill Drive in Huntley.
The bullet continued traveling through a glass window of a woman’s home, which is adjacent to Gotsch’s residence, the complaint said.
The female resident was inside the home when the incident occurred.
The complaint said Gotsch “acted in a reckless manner” and endangered the safety of his neighbor.
The Huntley Police Department responded and arrested Gotsch on the misdemeanor charge.
Gotsch was transported to the police department where he was processed and released.
Gotsch is scheduled to appear in court for the first time on December 8 for a plea hearing.