GLOVERSVILLE - Authorities were searching today for a city resident who brought the rifle to a Spring Street house in May that another man fired, severely injuring a woman, city police said.
Police said they will charge Corey A. Wollard, 21, of 27 North St., with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.
Wollard had been expected to turn himself in to police, Gloversville police Detective Michael Jory said Wednesday.
Wollard's arrest warrant was issued Wednesday morning by City Court Judge John Clo.
The warrant came the same day Joseph Miller, 20, of Cummings Avenue, Johnstown, was arraigned by Clo on three felony charges connected to the shooting of Danielle Schonfarber on May 17.
The shooting, which police said was accidental, occurred at 4:30 a.m. in an apartment at 174 Spring St.
Police said Miller was holding the rifle when it fired, shooting Schonfarber in the abdomen. She continues to recover from her wounds, police said.
Miller was sent to Fulton County Jail on Wednesday.
He was charged with three felonies: second-degree assault; first-degree reckless endangerment; and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Police said Wollard brought the gun to the apartment.
All of the people inside the Spring Street apartment knew one another, Jory said. Miller, Wollard and others inside the apartment were drinking before the shooting occurred, police said.
Additional charges against Miller, Wollard and other people present during the incident may be coming, police said.
Analysis of evidence collected at the scene continues, police said.
The day of the May shooting, city police charged Michael Perrault, 23, with attempted tampering with physical evidence and interfering with a police investigation, both misdemeanors.
Perrault, police said, tried to access the crime scene, ignoring police commands.
The rifle used in the shooting was found hidden behind a shed at the Spring Street residence along with several pieces of evidence.
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