Stray Bullet Injures Herkimer County Woman from Half a Mile Away

Photo: NY State Police

A 45-year-old man is facing criminal possession of a weapon charges after a strange and dangerous incident in Herkimer County.

Troopers say Eric Atkins and several others were at a house in the Town of Mohawk; firing weapons into an above ground pool.

A stray bullet from the .22 revolver that Atkins is accused of firing hit a woman in her shoulder while she was standing outside her home, half a mile away.  

She was transferred to Albany Med for treatment. 

A stray bullet is also thought to have struck a home on another street.

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