December 16, 2016

A 67-year-old Carroll man inadvertantly fired his handgun Thursday night while trying to clean it.

The man, Stephan Craig Riley, reported the incident about 7:45 p.m. at 921 High Ridge Road.

Police officers checked neighboring apartments to be sure no person was injured and later found the bullet, which went through a utility closet and stopped under a storage rack in the Riley’s kitchen.

“The bullet never left the apartment and no one was injured,” according to a police report.

Riley has not been charged with a crime.