Natasha Watchmaker talks about a smashed-out basement window in a home where she was staying in Montgomery in Calgary, Alta. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. A 68-year-old man allegedly fired a .22-calibre rifle out the basement window the night before while defending his home from a man breaking in. No one was injured. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency
CALGARY -- Police have charged a senior with firearms-related offences for allegedly opening fire after someone tried to smash their way into his home.
Police believe Gary Paul Bucci, 68, went to a basement window when a man smashed through it Monday night, and threatened the would-be intruder to stay out.
It is alleged that after getting ammunition, Bucci returned to the window and fired a .22 calibre rifle several times, but the suspect had already fled on a bike.
Bucci is charged with unsafe storage of firearm and careless use of firearm.