May 27, 2018
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Man in fair condition after accidentally shooting self in leg in Dexter

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

DEXTER, Maine — A Massachusetts man is listed Monday in fair condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Dexter Police Chief Jim Emerson said Paul Lalicata of Roslindale, Mass., was getting out of his side-by-side utility task vehicle near the Cambridge Road on an all terrain vehicle trail when he decided to unload his .410 shotgun on Saturday afternoon. Lalicata told police that the gun accidentally went off and it shot into his calf.

Emerson said police received the call at 4:20 p.m.

“I guess he bled pretty good,” said Emerson. “There was a lot of blood.”

Lalicata was taken by Dexter Ambulance to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft where he was stabilized and then transferred to EMMC, where he is listed in fair condition on Monday morning.

“We checked the gun. It looks like it was just a mistake on his part. [The gun] doesn’t seem to have a malfunction,” said Emerson.

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