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S. Fla. firefighter, police officer face charges in Tennessee

Alcohol was involved during target practice, police say

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Authorities in Tennessee arrested two women from South Florida who work for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and the Plantation Police Department.

Stefanie Silk, 31, works as a firefighter and paramedic in Fort Lauderdale, and served in the U.S. Air Force. Cejay Hammack, 28, works as a police officer in Plantation. 

Bradley County Sheriff's deputies accused them and their host, Christopher Majeske, 40, of terrifying three home owners during a midnight target practice. 

"This was like a nightmare. It felt like we weren't safe,"  Majeske's neighbor Christina Gravell said. "It felt like any minute one of us could have gotten shot."

Gravell said she was at home with her four children. Christian Black said he was afraid for his life. 

"I already jumped on the other side away from the wall and I just got down, because I heard it," Black said. "it was really scary."

Police said alcohol, an AR-15 rifle and two pistols were involved. 

The two women were arrested June 8 and were each charged with eight counts of felony reckless endangerment, authorities said. 

Local10 News partner ABC affiliate News Channel 9 contributed to this report. 


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