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Officer Doherty takes the stand in Webster trial

New Hampshire Union Leader

December 05. 2012 10:56AM

MANCHESTER -- Manchester Police officer Dan Doherty took the stand Wednesday morning in the attempted murder trial of the man accused of shooting him several times last March 21 at the corner of Wayne and Rimmon streets.

During his testimony, Doherty repeatedly used Myles Webster's name as he described the foot chase through the neighborhood before he came close enough to be able to tackle Webster.

But Webster stopped suddenly and wheeled around, Doherty said, when Webster put both

hands in his waistband. Doherty then heard the sound of a gun being racked, or loaded with a bullet in the chamber.

"I feel a round hit me in my left shin," said Doherty, who said he then felt more hits as Webster emptied his gun and then fled.

Doherty said he was able to communicate even though his microphone was under his body and he was suffering pain in his left leg and abdomen, from the five bullets that hit him. "I yelled very loudly that shots had been fired," he said, then shouted "Rimmon."

Cross examination was to begin after the morning recess.

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