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Man accidentally fires gun, hits neighbor

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - Colorado Springs police say one man is hurt and another is behind bars after an accidental shooting.

It happened on the 2600 block of Avalanche Heights on the north side of Colorado Springs around 10 p.m. on Jan. 5th, 2016.  

Police say a man had called police to report a shots fired call. When they arrived to the mans house, he said he accidentally fired his gun while he was cleaning it. The bullet had gone through the wall of the apartment and hit his neighbor who was sitting on the couch. The neighbor was taken to the hospital, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, and is expected to be OK.

The man who shot the gun, Frank Dawkins, was arrested for illegal discharge of a firearm and was taken to the El Paso County Criminal Justice center.

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