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New Britain Woman Charged With Attempted Murder of Acquaintance

A 24-year-old New Britain woman is charged with attempted murder after shooting an acquaintance early Sunday morning, according to police.

Police said Philisha Lee, of Ellis Street in New Britain, shot the victim in the leg near Buell and South Main streets shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries and identified Lee as his attacker.

Police said the two knew one another prior to the shooting, but the details of their relationship are unclear.

Officers searched Lee’s home and found the gun used in the assault. She was arrested just after 4:30 a.m.

Lee was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal trespass, carrying a gun without a permit and altering or removing a firearm identification mark.

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