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Vt. man denies charges in shooting incident

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A man charged for firing shots in Strafford says he grabbed his gun in self-defense and never intentionally fired at anyone.

William Guyer, 58, pleaded not guilty to aggravated domestic assault. Police say during an argument with his son, Guyer fired a rifle inside the home, and then shot at his son's fleeing vehicle, putting a hole in the roof.

Guyer claims he only got his gun to defend himself from his son.

"I thought probably the gun would scare him enough and whatnot. Well, being the big shot he is, it didn't. He grabbed ahold of the gun and it went off in the house," Guyer said.

Guyer admits he did fire the gun outside the house, but claims he shot into the air as a warning. He speculated the bullet might have ricocheted off nearby trees and hit the car.

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