NY homeowner in fear for his life shot two intruders; now jailed for criminal possession of firearm

NY homeowner in fear for his life shot two intruders; now jailed for criminal possession of firearm

[Ed. – The gun had belonged to one of the 64-year-old’s deceased parents, in whose house he was living, but had never been registered to him.]

“He said he was scared to death and thought he was going to die,” [attorney] Wolber told Syracuse.com.

With that, [Roland] Stolarczyk picked up a handgun from the kitchen counter and fired three to four shots at the intruders, his lawyer noted to the outlet, adding that two people fell down the stairs to the bottom. …

The fatally shot intruders were identified as Patricia Anne Talerico, 57, and Nicholas A. Talerico, 27 — an aunt and nephew — New York State Police told Syracuse.com …

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Patricia Talerico was on parole for a weapons charge and was sentenced to prison for up to three years for third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon in 2016, Syracuse.com said …

She also was imprisoned for grand larceny in 2010 and released in 2011, Syracuse.com said, citing state records. …

While Stolarczyk wasn’t charged in connection with the intruders’ deaths, WKTV-TV reported, he was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a Class E felony, police said.

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