- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say a Hartford firefighter accidentally shot a man in the face and has been placed on administrative leave.

Police responded to a shooting at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Police said 25-year-old Justin Wood of East Hartford was showing Jose Medina a handgun when it accidentally discharged. Wood has been a Hartford firefighter since 2012.

WTNH-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1t6WqPk ) that the 28-year-old Medina was listed in stable condition at Hartford Hospital. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Medina, who is a Hartford resident, was shot in the left cheek and the bullet hit his jaw and broke it and got lodged in the back of his neck.

There are no charges or arrests. Police are investigating.

A listed phone number could not be found for Wood.


Information from: WTNH-TV, https://www.wtnh.com

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