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Man arrested after allegedly firing shots toward his uncle's head

Local - 1/1/2014 9:43 AM by Rebecca Turco

PRINCETON - A man is arrested in Mercer County after allegedly firing shots toward uncle's head.

Christopher Persiani, 29, is charged with attempt to commit murder, domestic assault and domestic battery.

The incident happened early Wednesday morning at a house on Tilley Road in Princeton, according to sheriff’s deputies. Four officers responded to a report that Persiani had fired shots toward his uncle's head with a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun. The officers arrested Persiani without incident.

Persiani reported the incident was a misunderstanding, saying his girlfriend hit his arm, causing him to trigger the gun by accident, according to officers. Both rounds were charged into the ceiling.

Persiani is in Southern Regional Jail awaiting video arraignment.


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