Angry man shoots gun through the floor

Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-19 12:07:52-05

A disturbance at a house lead to shots fired in the City of Tonawanda early Sunday morning, according to police.

City of Tonawanda Police say Michael McCurry, 57, was allegedly upset after being left at a motel room on Niagara Falls Boulevard after a night of drinking and had to walk home.

Once he got home to 44 Dexter Street, police say McCurry grabbed a 12 gauge shotgun and confronted two individuals in a bedroom who left him at the motel.

According to officers, McCurry pointed the gun at a man and woman who were in bed and told them to get out. A third person who heard the commotion pushed McCurry and the gun went off. A bullet went through the floor and through the living room ceiling below.

When officers arrived after the 911 call, they say they found a 12 gauge shotgun hidden in the attic. Police say the shotgun had additional shells in the chamber.

McCurry was charged with criminal use of a firearm, attempted assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing with a weapon.