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Police: Groton man charged after firing gun in residence

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Groton — A Groton man is facing charges after he allegedly discharged a firearm early Tuesday in a residence, Groton Town police say.

Willard B. Comeaux, 30, of 600 Meridian St. Ext., No. 313, was charged Tuesday with operating a motor vehicle without a license, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of weapon in motor vehicle, illegal possession of assault weapon, distribution of armor-piercing ammunition, possession of large magazine obtained before April 5, 2013, illegal discharge of firearm, three counts of risk of injury to child, second-degree breach of peace, first-degree threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Town police responded at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday and learned the suspect allegedly "became angry with the victim, and in an attempt to scare the victim," he "kicked the bedroom door in and discharged the firearm through the door into an adjacent wall," according to the police report.

No injuries were reported at the scene, police said.

Police quickly found the suspect after he fled, and he was taken to Groton Town police headquarters, where he was processed and held on bond. He was due to be arraigned Tuesday.


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