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A Ridgefield man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge for a shooting at his home three years ago. 

Mauro Tropeano was in court Tuesday.  He was charged for shooting a teenage girl in the back during a botched car robbery. The 35-year old will be sentenced June 9th.  Tropeano will receive a one year suspended sentence with three years of probation, during which he will not be allowed to possess firearms.  

Police said at the time of the incident that a group of at least 5 teens tried to steal his car in the early morning hours, but crashed it.  The homeowner fired three shots, one passing through the back of the car and hitting the teen.  The girl initially reported to police that she was shot in Waterbury. 

Tropeano is due back in court March 30th on two drug-dealing charges.  Police found steroids, vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in his home.

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