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Naugatuck Man Fires Shotgun Outside, Tries to Remove Evidence

Man tried to wash his hands to remove any possible residue.

Naugatuck police say James Patrick O’Brien, 50, of 114 Celentano Drive, is accused of firing a shotgun from outside his house Thursday evening, the Waterbury Republican-American reports. 

The man allegedly fired his shotgun when seeing an ex-roommate, the Waterbury Republican-American reports. 

The man said it was a firecracker and not a gun that was shot off, but he attempted to wash his hands likely in an effort to remove any gunshot residue, the paper reports. 

Read the full Waterbury Republican-American story here. 


chuck July 05, 2014 at 06:28 AM
Too bad you can never read the FULL story at the Republican-American unless you register for access to their website. Nobody wants to go through that sign up and register process, give away their E-mail address and whatever else to read the FULL story. If you don't, they only tease you with a line or two.
Robert Lee July 05, 2014 at 02:29 PM
I am at a loss; residue?? I used to duck hunt and never thought I had residue on my hands. The shot exits the end of the barrel. Now if the person was using a black powdered rifle with a ball; I could believe that as the black powder does have a blow back on antique fire arms.
Phil July 05, 2014 at 07:06 PM
Yes, GSR from a center fire cartridge. Sorry you have to copy and paste the link, Patch does not allow hyperlinks http://tinyurl.com/ch9qs2x

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