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A coin vendor who accidentally shot a man at a Parsippany NJ coin show is likely headed to prison after pleading guilty to gun crime charges.
The suspect is a 59-year-old resident of Hasbrouck Heights in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspect accidentally discharged a firearm at a coin show held at the Parsippany Police Athletic League building.
The violent incident occurred on May 1, 2016. The suspect was attending the Parsippany coin show as a vendor and reportedly brought a loaded .380-caliber handgun into the event building.
At some point during the show, the suspect’s weapon reportedly discharged while it was being kept in his pocket. The bullet hit the ground, ricocheted, and then hit the victim.
The victim, a 67-year-old man from Toms River, NJ, was also attending the coin show as a vendor. He reportedly suffered minor injuries as a result of the shooting.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with multiple weapons offenses.
If the suspect had gone to trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ, he would have faced up to 10 years behind bars. However, the suspect reached a plea deal with Morris County prosecutors and avoided trial in the case. In exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to criminal charges for unlawful possession of a weapon, prosecutors agreed to recommend that he be sentenced to three years in NJ State Prison. The suspect will have to serve at least one year in prison before he becomes eligible for release on parole.
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To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Vendor Who Accidentally Shot Man at Coin Show Now Faces 3 Years in Prison.”