August 13, 2009

Man finds bullet lodged in couch pillow

An errant bullet hit a couch pillow in a man's apartment in Pawtucket, R.I., a short time after he had been sleeping on the sofa, police say.

Detective Donti Rosciti said Victor Omar Frometa, 30, had been sleeping on the couch early Wednesday, but relocated to his bedroom before a bullet came through a window of the second-floor apartment and struck the couch and pillow, the Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Thursday.

The bullet appeared to have been fired from a block away.

Rosciti said it appeared the shooting originated at a location parallel to, but elevated above, the apartment. Frometa and his family likely were not intended targets, the officer said.

The shooting occurred while Frometa was home with his wife, 2-year-old child and mother.

Rosciti told the Journal the shooting apparently occurred sometime between when Frometa moved to the bedroom at 1:30 a.m. local time and 7:30 a.m. when he woke up to find the bullet inside the pillow.