Port Jervis man sentenced to prison for firing gun into residence

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GOSHEN – A 22-year-old Port Jervis man was sentenced in Orange County Court on Tuesday to eight years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea to criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Christopher Sicina was charged with firing several gunshots into a residence on Hammond Street in the City of Port Jervis at around 10:30 p.m. on November 3, 2021.

Through investigation, police developed Sicina as a suspect and learned that hours before the shooting, several residents of the house that was targeted had physically assaulted him.

It is believed that the shooting was in retaliation for the earlier assault.

At the time of his plea, Sicina admitted to possessing an illegal, unlicensed and loaded firearm and recklessly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person by discharging the gun in the direction of the people inside the home.

“The possession and use of illegal handguns deserves appropriate punishment,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “While no one was injured by this defendant’s criminal actions, his behavior was nonetheless violent and dangerous.”