Malverne Man Charged in Hunting Trip Shooting Death

A Malverne volunteer firefighter has been indicted for allegedly shooting his 52-year-old friend to death on an upstate New York deer hunting trip five months ago.

Robert Gerbino pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Otsego County court to criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors confirmed to the Press.

Authorities said the 57-year-old man was hunting in Westford when he mistakenly shot fellow firefighter Charles Bruce to death on Nov. 16, 2013.

Bruce was pronounced dead at the scene. Gerbina was released without bail and is due back in court next month.