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RI man accused of shooting neighbor with flare gun

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November 14, 2012 09:17 AM EST | AP


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island man is accused of trying to settle an argument about noise by shooting his neighbor with a flare gun, setting his jacket on fire.

The 49-year-old Hitchner told police he yelled at Motta about noise coming from his Providence apartment Monday evening. Police say Motta told Hitchner to "bring it on" and followed him into his apartment where Hitchner pulled out the flare gun.

Motta declined medical treatment.

Hitchner is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. A phone number could not be found for Hitchner and it was not known if he's represented by a lawyer.

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