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2 face charges after gunshot in Salem Township

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
 

A Salem Township couple face charges after a gunshot was fired during an argument Monday morning.

State police said at 10:15 a.m. Stephanie Renee Shaner-Apodaca, 37, was moving out of a Route 66 apartment that she shared with her boyfriend, James Charles Zahorsky, 57.

Zahorsky allegedly confronted Shaner-Apodaca about items she was placing in a pickup truck when he “turned around and was ‘staring at a gun pointed at my head,'” according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Zahorsky told police he tackled Shaner-Apodaca and initially managed to prevent her from firing the .22-caliber pistol by placing his thumb behind the trigger, according to the affidavit. Shaner-Apodaca allegedly discharged the pistol after Zahorsky moved his thumb and swatted away the gun, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Shaner-Apodaca is free on $50,000 unsecured bail on charges of terroristic threats and reckless endangerment. Zahorsky faces charges of simple assault and harassment. He posted $10,000 bail.

Preliminary hearings before District Judge Jason Buczak are scheduled for Sept. 30.

 

 
 


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