Aug 21, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Suspect in Manchester restaurant shooting surrenders
Police also arrested two other men in connection with the 2 a.m. incident May 24 at the USA Chicken and Biscuit Restaurant, 990 Elm St.
Also arrested were Raheem Rice, 36, of Manchester and Rudy Vasquez, 39, of Lawrence, Mass. Raheem Rice is charged with felony second-degree assault, while Vasquez is charged with one felony count of second-degree assault and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault.
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon requested $250,000 cash-only bail for Rice. Although Rice has no criminal record, Reardon said Rice committed a vicious crime, shooting an individual at point-blank range in a crowded restaurant. Reardon said at least two shots were fired, possibly three, and the victim was beaten while on the floor after being shot.
Reardon said the incident was captured on video surveillance. Court documents say the video shows Rice manually manipulating the slide on the handgun twice and also shows him tucking the gun into his waistband, under his black T-shirt as he leaves the restaurant. Two .40 caliber bullet casings and two unspent bullets were recovered at the scene.
Biletch said when Rice learned there was a warrant for his arrest: “He turned himself in Friday afternoon.”
“There are two sides to every story,” said Biletch. “The victim had attacked and fought with relatives of my client,” she said.
Police prosecutor Reardon successfully requested $100,000 cash-only for Vasquez, saying that while Vasquez’ six-page criminal history is mostly minor crimes: “The brutality warrants the bail.”
Vasquez, who was not represented by a lawyer at the arraignment, said: “I didn’t expect this to happen.” He said he didn’t hit anybody. “I was unconscious the whole time,” said Vasquez. “I didn’t even think I was gonna be a suspect.”
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Police: Activist in chicken suit was warned not to pester Shaheen prior to arrest - 0
- Judge orders prosecutors to disclose more details in Portsmouth bat beating probe - 0
- Former Claremont police dispatcher waives hearing on sexual assault charges - 0
- Some sexual assault charges dismissed against Nashua caretaker - 0
- Dover man indicted in sexual assault of young girl - 0
- Rochester man facing attempted murder charge - 0
- Mother, daughter, man charged in prostitution case in Nashua - 0
- Alleged accomplice of Dover-area burglaries indicted - 0
- Somersworth liquor store robbed - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Officials hire principal for Golden Brook school - 0
- Seniors help students start year on the right foot, with the write stuff - 0
- Derry councilors select semi-finalists for town admin job - 0
- Plaistow begins search for new police chief - 0
- Without an exemption, Goffstown resident must pay high taxes on solar energy panels - 1
- Upcoming selectmen's meeting stirring controversy among Bow's firefighters - 1
- Manchester police to hold ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event - 0
- Manchester police officer finds gun in cyclist’s backpack - 2
- President Obama: Rescue attempt of NH-based journalist James Foley failed - 8
Derry to NH: Take Exit 4A
Editorial: Garcia gains Lambert lies
ISIS beheads NH journalist
- Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has found upskirt photos taken on a subway aren't illegal. Should such voyeurism be a crime?
- Total Votes: 917