Stonington man charged with accidentally shooting into neighbor's apartment
Stonington — Police charged a local man Tuesday night after they say he accidently discharged his gun while cleaning it, sending a bullet through the wall into an adjoining apartment, where it struck his neighbor’s refrigerator.
Vincent Vellucci, 66, of 7 Hillcrest Drive, Apt. 6, was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm and second-degree criminal mischief. He was given a summons and released on a promise to appear in New London Superior Court on Dec. 21.
Police said that at 10:21 p.m., they received a call that a firearm had been discharged. The neighbor told police that the bullet had come through the plaster wall that separates the two apartments and struck his refrigerator. No one was injured.
Police said Vellucci admitted to discharging the gun while cleaning it.
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