PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police say a Portland, Maine, man accused of shooting a woman with a pellet rifle over the weekend had access to heavier firepower in his apartment building.
Police who used tear gas to end the weekend standoff say there were two assault rifles, a handgun and a hunting rifle in a common area of the building's basement.
Brian Kelley did not enter pleas in his initial court appearance Monday on charges of elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.
Court documents indicate the pellet fired from Kelley's second-floor apartment lodged in the victim's chest. Kelley told police the victim was trespassing and deserved what happened. His lawyer said he questioned some aspects of the police report.
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