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Officials: man tries to shoot rifle at 2 people, gun misfires 3 times

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Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:24 AM EDT
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HERMON, New York (WWNY) - A 66-year-old DeKalb Junction man is accused of trying to fire a rifle at 2 people last month in the town of Hermon.

Edward Slayko allegedly pointed a .22-caliber rifle at the pair and pulled the trigger 3 times.

According to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the rifle misfired each time. Slayko is accused of then turning the rifle around and using it like a baseball bat to beat the alleged victims.

The two were able to wrestle the gun away from Slayko and subdue him, officials said.

The alleged incident happened at 1272 Pond Road on September 17.

The sheriff’s office said Slayko was injured when he was subdued; he was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

The alleged victims required no medical attention at the scene, officials said.

Slayko was arrested on September 27 and charged with attempted assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

He was arraigned in Gouverneur Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

Orders of protection were issued for the alleged victims.

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