Man charged with involuntary manslaughter for accidental shooting of neighbor

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A Lancaster man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for an accidental shooting that fatally injured his neighbor.

The district attorney’s office said the additional misdemeanor charge was filed Wednesday against 25-year-old Allante Floyd, who has been in Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 since his arrest on April 16.

His neighbor, 38-year-old Nelmarys Rivera-Alequin, died at a hospital on Monday after a week on life support.

Floyd told investigators he was preparing to clean his gun when it fired in his home, in the 200 block of East Liberty Street, on April 15. The bullet went through a wall and struck Rivera-Alequin in her head as she was lying in bed.

Floyd initially was charged with a felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana.

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