- Associated Press - Monday, July 11, 2016

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man is facing charges after police say he accidentally shot his cousin in the leg.

Manchester police say 31-year-old Stephen McCann is charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and related crimes.

Police say the victim, 31-year-old Emily Acelin, arrived at a local hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound to her thigh. Acelin told police she was at a house party when the host accidentally shot her.

But a police investigation revealed that Acelin was visiting McCann at his home when the shooting occurred. Police say McCann accidentally shot Acelin while removing a handgun from his waistband.

McCann is due in court Monday.



Acelin also faces charges for interfering with police. She’s due in court July 21.

It’s unclear whether McCann and Acelin have lawyers.

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