John Albers of Va. shoots cyclist while loading gun, police said

10:44 AM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- One man is injured after a bullet hit him while he was biking, the Herndon Police Department said.

John Albers, 49, was loading his gun when it went off, shooting a cyclist that was passing by, police said.

It happened around 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital. He was in surgery Sunday morning, police said. 

"Albers was charged with Willfully Discharging a Firearm in Public Place resulting in bodily injury," police said in a news release.

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