Police say a man was arrested and a Maine woman escaped a serious injury after he accidentally shot her in the head over the weekend.
Ellsworth Police Chief Peter Bickmore says the .32-caliber revolver accidentally went off around 5 p.m. Saturday.
The woman was taken to a local hospital and airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where she was treated and released. Police say the bullet grazed the woman's head but didn't pierce her skull.
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Police say her friend, Lawrence Romer, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Bickmore says the shooting remains under investigation.