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Police: Officer's wife grabbed, fired his gun

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LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say they've ended their investigation into charges that the wife of a Newtown police officer grabbed his gun and fired it in the wall of a Salisbury hotel at a police gathering.

The Register-Citizen reports  that State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said Monday that police have concluded the probe into the alleged Nov. 16 incident involving Police Sgt. John Cole and his wife, Ellen.

The 53-year-old Ellen Cole has been arraigned on misdemeanor charges of illegal discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. It's not known if she's represented by a lawyer.

Kevin Bousquet, manager of the Interlaken Inn, says the incident took place at about 10:30 p.m. as a dozen Newtown police officers and their spouses were attending a first responders event.

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