James Toigo, of Milford, accused of animal cruelty

Police say James Toigo shot a squirrel in his yard Monday. (4/16/14)

MILFORD - Milford police say a man is facing charges after he shot a squirrel in his yard.

They say they arrested James Toigo Monday after officers heard him fire a gun at the animal on Housatonic Drive.

Police say he is now facing several charges including animal cruelty, reckless endangerment and failure to register an assault rifle.

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Toigo is due in court next month.

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