Police originally reported that Albers was arrested and charged with "willfully discharging a firearm in a public place, resulting in bodily injury," which is a class-six felony, and can be punishable by one to five years in prison and up to $2,500 in fines in Virginia.
According to court documents, however, Albers appeared in court on Sept. 11 under charges of "reckless handling of a firearm," which is a class-one misdemeanor, and can be punishable by up to one year in prison and/or up to $2,500 in fines, but does not always result in jail time.
The victim, whom police have not identified, was riding his bike in the 1200 block of Summerset Drive in Herndon around 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 when Albers' gun accidentally discharged from inside the home, striking the victim in the abdomen.
Herndon Police reported that the victim was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery.
Albers was transported to the Adult Detention Center, where he was charged and then released.
Albers is due to appear in court again on Dec. 11.
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