CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB)–UPDATE: Ciccarelli was arraigned before the Cheektowaga Town Justice on Friday. He also faces a criminal possession of stolen property charge.
He faces seven years in prison if convicted. A felony hearing is scheduled for March 11, at 8:30 a.m.
Bail is set at $1,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
ORIGINAL: Cheektowaga Police say a pistol was inadvertently fired in Texas De Brazil just before 6 p.m. Thursday.
19-year-old Anthony Ciccarelli of Tonawanda reached into the front pocket of his pants as he received the bill and accidentally fired the gun.
The gunshot hit his girlfriend in the upper right leg. Cheektowaga police later revealed that the gun turned out to have been stolen from somewhere in Niagara Falls.
Police tell News 4 the couple left the restaurant attempting to get medical care.
While on the way, Ciccarelli pulled into a plaza parking lot at Walden Avenue and Galleria Drive. The girlfriend called Cheektowaga Police requesting medical assistance.
Officers placed a tourniquet on her leg when they arrived.
She’s at ECMC with non-life threatening injuries.
Cheektowaga Police charged Ciccarelli with first-degree reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.