Rifle seized after squirrel shooting

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say they found an unregistered assault rifle and three large-capacity magazines in the home of a Milford man accused of shooting a squirrel.

The New Haven Register reports that James Toigo has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and possessing large-capacity magazines.

Police officers were directing traffic in the area when they say they heard a gunshot.

Toigo was taken into custody after police said he shot the squirrel. Nielsen said the assault rifle was not used in the shooting.

He was released and is due back in court May 13.

Toigo’s phone number is unlisted and it wasn’t known Thursday morning if he’s represented by a lawyer.

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