Arrest Made in Shooting of 87-Year-Old Tioga Woman
Police say a man was being held in Tioga County Jail on a felony charge after an 87-year-old woman was shot as she sat in a chair in her living room.
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Authorities say 33-year-old Samuel Olugun of Sayre was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment in connection with the incident in the village of Waverly.
The woman was struck by a bullet in her left leg shortly after 7 p.m. April 23. She had been in her first-floor apartment at 141 Chemung Street.
According to Waverly police, the woman was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment.
Investigators say Olugun accidentally discharged a gun into the floor of an upstairs apartment while he was visiting. The bullet went through a bathroom floor and wound up striking the woman in the downstairs apartment.
Olugun was arraigned in Waverly village court and ordered held to await further legal action.
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