Bradenton man accidentally shoots one of his caretaker

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BRADENTON, Florida (AP) - Deputies say a man who was apparently spooked by noises in his house shot one of his caretakers.

Manatee County Sheriff's officials say 48-year-old Charles Fletcher had just gone to sleep Wednesday night when the noise awakened him. When he saw someone enter his bedroom, he grabbed a gun he keeps next to his bed and fired.

The shot hit Erik Kirby, who is one of several caretakers who look in on Fletcher. Deputies say Fletcher has a medical condition.

Kirby was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Authorities are investigating.

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