Ossining Lt. William Sullivan said Javari Hylton, 19, of Broadway in Ossining, was at a friend's residence on Broadway when he fired off one of his guns, shooting himself through the finger.
Police received a 911 call on Sept. 12 at 11:55 a.m. that someone had been shot on Broadway. They arrived to find Hylton wounded in the street and went inside to find two unregistered handguns in a trash can of the residence, said Sullivan. One of the guns was loaded. The bullet that went through Hylton's finger ended up lodged in a television set.
Hylton was transported to Phelps Memorial Hospital.
Hylton faces three felony charges of:
- Criminal possession of a weapon, in the fourth,
- criminal possession of a loaded weapon, in the second,
- and reckless endangerment, first degree.
“Guns aren’t toys and shouldn't be treated as such,” Lt. William Sullivan said. “We’re looking at a tragedy that didn’t happen.”
Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.