Monday, May 13, 2013

Police: Suicide attempt leads to criminal charges for Bristol man

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013


A Bristol man who survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head is now facing criminal charges, police said.
John Capecci, 56, was arraigned Tuesday before Bristol District Judge Frank Peranteau Sr. on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, possessing a weapon and recklessly endangering another person in connection with a Feb. 15 alleged suicide attempt. He was released on $40,000 unsecured bail.
Shortly before 8 p.m. that day, Bristol police responded to a call of a man armed with a gun threatening suicide outside the 200 block of Madison Street near where it meets Farragut Avenue and Pond Street in the borough.
When police arrived, they found that Capecci had fired three rounds inside his car. After Capecci exited the car, police saw him standing near a green truck with the semi-automatic gun in his hand and a large amount of blood on his shirt, according to a probable cause affidavit.
At the time, police said that Capecci shot himself in the temple with a small-caliber handgun.
He eventually put down the gun, they said, and was taken to Aria Health Torresdale campus.

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