Police: Two charged in accidental Milford shooting that seriously wounded woman

Two Milford residents have been charged in connection with an accidental shooting that seriously wounded a woman last summer.

Two Milford residents have been charged in connection with an accidental shooting that seriously wounded a woman last summer.

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MILFORD — Two city residents have been arrested in connection with an accidental shooting over the summer that seriously wounded a woman, police said Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred Aug. 3, 2020, in a Milford apartment complex where Michelle Muiz, 41, and Leviticus Morey, 46, resided.

A handgun owned by Morey accidentally discharged, injuring another person who was in the apartment, police said.

The female victim suffered what police described as a serious injury, and was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital. She has since recovered, police said.

Following a lengthy investigation, including observing video footage of the incident, fingerprinting and testing for gunshot residue, Muniz was charged with unlawful discharge of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Morey was charged with negligent storage of a firearm and tampering with evidence. The tampering charge stemmed from missing video footage, police said.

Muniz and Morey were arrested Wednesday and were scheduled to appear Thursday in court.