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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:07 pm

A Bradford man employed as a lieutenant at the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean, is facing charges for shooting himself in the hand at his Edna Avenue residence on March 2.

Alfredo Fortunato Malespini III, 31, of 21 Edna Ave., is charged with recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor; and firing a weapon inside the city limits of Bradford, a summary offense.

According to court records, at 8:56 p.m. March 2, Bradford City Police were dispatched to the Edna Avenue residence for a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. McKean County 911 dispatchers reported that a man had intentionally shot his finger off and was currently still inside the residence with the weapon. City police requested the assistance of Foster and Bradford township police officers to respond to the scene.

Upon arrival, police saw through a window that Malespini was inside the kitchen, and that he did not have possession of a weapon. Police entered the residence and confronted the man, who had a severe wound on his left hand and blood covering the floor around the area, the records read. Police found a gun on the counter and secured it before allowing the paramedics to enter the home.

Police interviewed Malespini, who they noted was highly intoxicated. He told police he was “trying to get rid of his wedding ring,” so he decided to “shoot it off.” He said he had gone out into the yard and shot into the ground. Police noted that while Malespini’s finger was nearly severed, the wedding ring was still on it, the records read.

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