The state's attorney will decide whether to charge a Monroe father
who accidentally shot his 11-year-old son in the cheek, police
Vincent Pizzolato, 44, was putting the gun away in a safe Sunday
afternoon when it fired a round that passed through a wall, striking the
boy in the cheek, Monroe Police Capt. Michael Flick said. The boy was being treated Monday for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
Pizzolato had a valid permit for the 9 mm pistol, Flick said, and the weapon is being sent to the State Police forensics lab for analysis, he said.
"Possible charges in this type of incident are unlawful discharge of a
firearm and risk of injury to a minor, but once the investigation is
complete we'll forward everything to the state's attorney, who will
decide whether or not charges will be filed," Flick said.