Rico Haney Jr jailed after accidentally firing handgun into neighbors apartment

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24-year-old Rico Haney Jr told police he was “dry firing” his Beretta 9mm inside his apartment at Rivergate Meadows in Goodlettsville when he did not realize a round was in the chamber. He said he accidentally fired the round chambered, causing the police to respond to the shots fired call. The round went through his front door and into his neighbor’s, vacant at the time, apartment. Rico said he told the neighbors, called 911 and left them a note. During the investigation police found the spent round, damage to Rico and the neighbors’ front doors, and damage to the wall in the neighbor’s apartment. Rico was very apologetic about the situation. He also told police that he had no prior history and had just gotten accepted into a master’s program for I.T.

Rico Haney Jr. (MNPD)
Rico Haney Jr. (MNPD)

Rico Donta Haney Jr of Rivergate Meadows Dr in Goodlettsville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 6th, charged with reckless endangerment. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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