Police in Saugerties, 40 miles south of Albany, tell local media outlets that 18-year-old Dean Wylie fired the gun from his second-floor apartment on Tuesday evening and hit a woman in the arm while she walked past.
Officer say witnesses had reported hearing what sounded like someone shooting a BB gun at street signs. Wylie was arrested soon after and charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
Police say Wylie admitted that he was shooting his BB rifle at passing tractor-trailers and at street signs.
Wylie is being held in Ulster County Jail on $1,000 bail. Information on his lawyer wasn't available.
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