MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he accidentally fired a round from a shotgun into a neighbor’s apartment.
Carlton Cooper, 22, of 100 Woodland St., was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm and released on $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 25.
A second-floor tenant of 100 Woodland St. reported finding bullet fragments and holes in the floor, wall and ceiling around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police spoke with Cooper, a first floor tenant, who at first denied being involved and then said he accidentally fired a round into the first-floor ceiling while moving his gun, according to a police report. Cooper told police he did not think the bullet went into the second floor apartment.
Police seized Cooper’s firearms, which included a Churchill 12 gauge AKKAR model 612 shotgun, two handguns, magazines and 104 rounds of ammunition, the report said. Cooper has a valid pistol permit.