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Former volunteer firefighter sentenced in firehouse shooting case

Stanley Memmelaar has been sentenced to 5 years probation in connection with a shooting inside a Central New York Fire Station.
Syracuse, New York (WSYR-TV) - Stanley Memmelaar has been sentenced to 5 years probation in connection with a shooting inside a Central New York Fire Station.

Last October Memmelaar was showing off his gun inside the Moyers Corners Fire Station when it accidentally went off, striking and injuring 21-year-old Tyler Drake.

Memmelaar, who was a volunteer firefighter there at the time of the incident, was dismised from the department a short time later.

Memmelaar was sentenced this morning by Onondaga County Court Judge John Brunetti. As part of his sentence Memmelaar must pay more than $1,700 to cover Drake's medical expenses.

From October, 2007

Clay (WSYR-TV) - A volunteer firefighter is accused of accidentally shooting a fellow volunteer at Moyers Corners Fire Station One on Route 57 in Clay.

The shooting happened inside the firehouse just after 6:30pm Sunday.

Deputies charged Stanley Memmelaar, 26, with reckless endangerment, assault and DWI.Investigators say Memmelaar accidentally shot Tyler Drake, 21, in the arm and chest while they were at Station One Sunday night.

Deputies say Memmelaar was drunk when he accidentally pulled the trigger.

Drake is expected to recover from his wounds, investigators said.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department says Memmelaar was a Sheriff's Deputy recruit, but failed to successfully complete the field portion of his training. The Sheriff's Department would not say why, only that he was let go in August.

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