PD: Passing Bike Rider Shot by Man Loading Gun

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:27 AM EDT
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PD: Passing Bike Rider Shot by Man Loading Gun

A bicycle rider was struck by a passing bullet Saturday night in Herndon, Va.

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A man's gun discharged while he was loading it inside of his home, striking a passing bike rider, police said.

According to officials, the incident was reported at 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of Summerfield Drive in Herdon, Va.

John Albers, 49, was inside of his home loading his firearm, when it discharged and struck a passing bicycle rider, police said. Albers was arrested and charged with willfully discharging a firearm in a public place resulting in bodily injury.

The bicycle rider was transported to a hospital and underwent surgery. His current condition is unknown.

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