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Police: Man accused of fatally shooting niece fired at boyfriend

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Police say the man accused of accidentally fatally shooting his niece during a family birthday party was actually firing at her boyfriend.

The arrest warrant for Michael Catchings was released Monday following his arraignment in Bridgeport.

According to police, Catchings accidentally shot his niece, Raenetta, of Stratford, while firing at her boyfriend, Marc Elliot.

The warrant says the shooting happened after Catchings and other family members got involved in an argument that the two victims were having.

Elliot had been listed in critical condition, but has been released from the hospital.

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