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Police: Mystic man accidentally shot woman while under the influence

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Groton — Town Police arrested a Mystic man early Sunday morning after they say he accidentally shot a woman in the foot while under the influence.

The woman was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

Leo B. Isif, 44, of 335 Judson Ave., Mystic, was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm, carrying a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Police initially responded about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm in the back of a Mystic residence.

After investigating, police learned that Isif had been sitting with other people when he removed a small-caliber firearm from his holster. The firearm discharged one shot across from where he was sitting and struck the woman in the foot, causing a minor injury, the police report stated. 

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