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Man charged with shooting friend with shotgun to be tried in Circuit Court

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Shaun Paulo was reaching for an “ice” pipe when his friend, who was sitting across from him, shot him in the right arm with a sawed-off shotgun in Windward Oahu, according to testimony in Honolulu District Court on Wednesday.

“You shot me, what are you doing,” Paulo asked his friend, grabbing him by the shoulder.

“It was an accident,” replied Peter Picanco Sr.

Paulo gave the account of the shooting as his buddy sat in shackles at a courtroom table.

Picanco, 44, has been charged with four felonies for the Dec. 20 incident: second-degree attempted murder, carrying a firearm in the commission of a felony, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and ownership of a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches.

Judge Lono Lee  sent Picanco’s case to Circuit Court for trial and confirmed his bail at $250,000. Picanco was returned to the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

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