§61-7-12. Wanton endangerment involving a firearm.
Any person who wantonly performs any act with a firearm which
creates a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to
another shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be confined in the penitentiary for a definite term of years
of not less than one year nor more than five years, or, in the
discretion of the court, confined in the county jail for not more
than one year, or fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars nor
more than two thousand five hundred dollars, or both.
For purposes of this section, the term "firearm" shall have
the same meaning ascribed to such term as set forth in section two
of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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