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Niagara Falls man charged with firing shot though window

Eddie J. Briggs of Niagara Falls pleaded not guilty Friday in Niagara County Court to an indictment accusing him of firing a shot through a woman's apartment window, Assistant District Attorney Maria H. Stoelting said.

Briggs, 26, of Woodlawn Avenue, is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the May 7 incident in the 1700 block of 22nd Street in the Falls.

Stoelting said no one was hurt by the shooting, which occurred after Briggs knocked on the door of an apartment looking for a person who wasn't present. He then allegedly returned to the street and fired the shot.

Briggs was not arrested until May 21, Stoelting said.

Briggs has a history of gun-related crime. He was sentenced to a year in the County Jail in 2012 after pleading guilty to second-degree assault for shooting a man in the hip on May 11, 2011.

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