SANDWICH, Mass. (AP) – A state trooper has been charged with improperly storing his state police-issued gun in his Cape Cod home.

Sandwich police said the 12-year-old son of Lt. Richard Bolduc took the gun from an unlocked drawer last month and brought it to a neighbor’s house, where the boy allegedly pointed it at a 5-year-old girl and pulled the trigger.

The weapon was not loaded, but police said there was a loaded clip in the same drawer where the gun was kept.

Bolduc has been summoned to appear in Barnstable District Court on July 23 on a charge of improper storage of a large-capacity firearm near a minor.

The 48-year-old trooper was reassigned to administrative duty after the incident and no longer has access to a gun.

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