- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania gun show vendor is seeking probation after allegedly shooting a woman while demonstrating a weapon holster.

Forty-four-year-old Geoffrey Hawk faces a simple assault charge for the accident. The Press Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1oStmOo ) he waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Police say Hawk shot customer Krista Gearhart in the thigh during a June 28 gun show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in central Pennsylvania. She was treated at a hospital and released.

Hawk says he doesn’t know how a bullet got into the .380 semiautomatic pistol. All guns displayed at the show are supposed be unloaded.

Defense attorney Eric Winter says Hawk will apply for a program for first offenders that could allow him to clear his arrest record if he completes all its requirements.


Information from: Press Enterprise, https://www.pressenterpriseonline.com

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