Police: Man accidentally shot neighbor while unloading gun

Evan Tirschek (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Evan Tirschek (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton County man is facing charges after police say he accidentally shot his neighbor while unloading his gun and was found to be in possession of drugs.

Evan Tirschek, 27, is charged with negligent assault and drug charges.

According to Hamilton County court records, Tirschek was attempting to unload his hand gun and accidentally discharged one round that traveled through his window and into his neighbor's window. The bullet hit Greg Bailey in the back, causing non-life threatening injuries.

"The bullet came in on the left side of my shoulder under the left scapula and it's lodged somewhere under the right side of my shoulder," said Bailey. "At first I didn't know what was going on but once I saw the hole in the wall and saw the blood on the ground I kinda figured it out. It was very scary."

Doctors told him his arm will be in a sling for two weeks and the bullet could be lodged near his right shoulder blade for the rest of his life. Bailey is 30 years old.

When police arrived to investigate, they found Tirschek to be in possession of nine pounds of marijuana that was prepared for sale. Tirschek is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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