Hearing not yet rescheduled for uncle who shot boy


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By Anya Tikka

— Chad Olm, a resident of Wild Acres in Dingman Ferry, was arrested May 3 after firing a loaded gun with a laser sight at his nephew who was 11, whom Pennsylvania State Police Public Information Release Record identify as HP. He aimed the gun at the boy’s forehead, causing his death.

Olm was taken to Pike County Correctional Facility and charged with three criminal offences: criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person, and endangering welfare of children.

With Olm and HP at the time of the incident was Olm’s son, who’s also 11.

Lieutenant Christopher L. Paris, Blooming Grove Station Commander informed Pike County Courier by email this week that Trooper Michael Pizzuti is the investigating Trooper in the case.

"Chad Olm's preliminary hearing has not been rescheduled," Pizzuti said. "It was continued by his attorney. There's no new information, and nothing to recap."

State troopers went to the Wild Acres development in Delaware Township at the time of the incident to find HP, who was visiting his grandparents from Wayne County, with a fatal gunshot in his head.

Report says Olm was showing his guns to the two boys, leading to the death of the young visitor.

Olm has been charged with three criminal offences: criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person, and endangering welfare of children.

The Pennsylvania State Police Public Information Release Record states: “A person is guilty of Criminal Homicide if he recklessly, under circumstances manifesting indifference to the value of human life with criminal negligence, causes the death of another human being; in that the defendant did point a loaded firearm equipped with a laser sight, at an eleven year old child, and then discharged the said firearm causing the death of H.P., an 11-year-old child.”

Lt. Paris commented that Wild Acres is not known for violence.

“This is an isolated incident at Wild Acres. Olm has been charged with homicide," he said. “You should always handle every gun as if it’s loaded.”

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