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December 19, 2013

Haverhill man charged after accidental shooting

PLAISTOW — A Haverhill man was arrested Monday after accidentally shooting his girlfriend in the leg.

Police responded to 3 Dauntless Lane at around 9:15 p.m. Monday night after a report of a gunshot wound. When police responded, they found Joshua Thompson, 22, of Haverhill and a 19-year-old Plaistow woman with a gunshot wound to her leg.

“We believe it was an accidental discharge,” Deputy police Chief Kathleen Jones said. “He dropped it and it went off.”

Police charged Thompson with second-degree assault.

“In New Hampshire, recklessly causing injury to another by means of a dangerous weapon is means for assault,” Jones said. “He was being careless with the firearm.”

Jones said the couple was not arguing before the gun went off.

“We don’t believe there were any issues between the couple,” she said. “Nothing is leading us to think that it was anything but an accident.”

The woman was taken to Lawrence General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Thompson was arraigned yesterday and released on $5,000 personal recognizance.

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