Charges filed after discharge of firearm

A Vandalia man who sought treatment for a gunshot wound on Saturday evening has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors.
According to Vandalia Police reports, officers responded to Fayette County Hospital at 7:31 p.m. for a report of a male who had sustained a gunshot wound.
Upon investigation, Drew E. Losier, 18, was arrested on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identication Card, criminal damage to property and criminal damage to property more than $500.
Police also issued Losier ordinance violation citations for charges of possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Monday, the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison filed information charging Losier with felony reckless discharge of a firearm and felony obstruction of justice, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm with a requisite FOID card.
The reckless discharge charge alleges that Losier “endangered the bodily safety of (another individual) in that, while acting in a reckless manner, discharged a firearm, and in doing so, the bullet traveled within 3 feet of where (that individual) was sleeping.”
The obstruction of justice charge alleges that Losier gave police information to a county deputy, saying that “he was standing on the back steps of his building when he accidentally shot himself in the foot with a handgun.”
The criminal damage charge alleges that Losier damaged the floor, ceiling and wall of two apartments in a building owned by Heart and Home when a bullet traveled through them.
Losier appeared in court on Monday, at which time he was place on non-electronic home confinement when not in school.

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