Man faces charges after accidentally firing bullet into neighbor’s wall

Police: Man faces reckless endangerment charges
Man faces charges after accidentally firing bullet into neighbor’s wall
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A 21-year-old man faces charges after he accidentally fired his gun and the bullet went through his neighbor’s wall, according to Madison police.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Lake Point Drive.

According to police, Scott Malterer was field stripping a handgun in his apartment when it fired. A caller in a nearby apartment called police after he awoke to a loud noise, and realized a bullet had gone through his wall.

No one was injured in the incident. Malterer faces charges for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.