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Suspect identified in Manchester restaurant shooting

May 28. 2014 8:14AM


MANCHESTER-- Police have identified a suspect in the shooting early Saturday morning of a 42-year-old man inside an Elm Street restaurant.

Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Kyree Rice, 22, of Manchester on charges of first degree assault, reckless conduct and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

Police warn Rice should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

He is accused of shooting the other man, whose name police have not released, in the shoulder and torso with a .40 caliber handgun about 2 a.m. Saturday at USA Chicken and Biscuit Restaurant, at 990 Elm St. The injured man is expected to survive, police said.

The shooting took place when a large fight broke out inside the restaurant after a woman was pushed to the floor, according to investigators who have yet to recover the handgun.

Anyone with information on Rice's whereabouts is asked to immediately call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at .

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