May 25, 2018
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Portland man charged in pellet rifle shooting appears in court

Brian Kelley
The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Police say a Portland man accused of shooting a woman with a pellet rifle over the weekend had access to heavier firepower in his apartment building.

Police who used tear gas to end the weekend standoff say there were two assault rifles, a handgun and a hunting rifle in a common area of the building’s basement.

Brian Kelley did not enter pleas in his initial court appearance Monday on charges of elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Court documents indicate the pellet fired from Kelley’s second-floor apartment lodged in the victim’s chest. Kelley told police the victim was trespassing and deserved what happened. His lawyer told The Portland Press Herald that he questioned some aspects of the police report.


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