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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.”
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