PORT CHESTER - Police found an illegal AK-47 assault rifle in a Haseco Avenue home after an accidental shotgun blast knocked out an attic window, police said.
Brian Cugno, 27, of 42 Haseco Ave. was charged Wednesday.
Police went to the home on a call of a shot fired at 1:30 a.m. on June 29.
Cugno had dropped a loaded shotgun in the attic room that overlooks the street, causing it to shoot through the window, police said.
No one was injured.
In the attic room where the widow had been shot out, Officer Salvador Baldo noticed a box of ammunition that would only have fit an automatic weapon.
Police said Cugno produced the AK-47 when asked. Police confiscated the AK-47, the shotgun, two air rifles and an air pistol.
Investigation to establish that ownership of the AK-47 gun was illegal delayed Cugno's being charged, police said.
He came in voluntarily and was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and unlawful discharge of a firearm within the village, a violation.
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