Grucci family grandfather admits shooting grandson

RIVERHEAD - A member of Long Island's famous Grucci fireworks family admitted today that he shot his grandson during a fight at their home.

Joseph Grucci says he regrets the night he pulled out a shotgun and shot his grandson twice. As News 12 Long Island has reported, the shooting happened during the early morning hours of Dec. 30 outside his Bellport home.

Grucci told a judge he shot his 20-year-old grandson, Christopher Giresi, in the arm and torso after Giresi started trashing the house and threatened to kill him.

As part of Grucci's plea deal, he will not serve jail time, but may be put on probation.

Giresi is hospitalized and recovering from the shooting.

Police: Member of Grucci fireworks family man shot grandson

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