LANCASTER, Ohio — A special prosecutor says no felony charges should be filed against a central Ohio firearms instructor who accidentally shot a student in the arm in his concealed-carry class last year.
The prosecutor said Monday that the shooting near Lancaster was accidental and 74-year-old Terry J. Dunlap Sr. was not acting recklessly at the time.
Dunlap, a local township trustee who is certified to teach concealed-carry classes, shot 27-year-old Michael Piemonte while he was demonstrating a .38-caliber handgun toward the end of a 12-hour concealed-carry class on Aug. 10.
Piemonte, who was not seriously injured, tells The Columbus Dispatch that he believes Dunlap acted recklessly and should at least be charged with a misdemeanor. He said Dunlap has never apologized.
Dunlap said he didn’t want to respond to Piemonte’s comment.