His rifle earned him community work

“A weapon is not a toy,” a 19-year-old from Compton was reminded Thursday.

The young man will have to perform 150 hours of community work to have randomly reached a neighbor with a rifle.

Justice Hélène Fabi of the Court of Quebec imposed a suspended sentence for 18 months at the Sherbrooke courthouse after pleading guilty to assault with a weapon.

The events took place on July 20, 2017 in Magog.

“It’s a carefree gesture you’ve recognized. The consequences could have been much more serious. You are lucky to have reached it with one hand. He could have received the projectile in one eye, “said Judge Fabi.

The joint suggestion of the prosecutor for criminal prosecutions Nathalie Robidoux and the defense lawyer Me Jean Leblanc takes into account the lack of criminal history of the accused and the fact that the victim did not suffer after-effects .

A prohibition on possession of weapons was imposed on him as part of his 18-month probation.

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