Police: Nashua man in car targeted by gunfire was felon with gun
Early Thursday morning, Soto, 21, of 7 Forge Drive, was arrested for having a gun, which a felon is barred from possessing, and on other charges.
While the vehicle was being wacthed, police said Soto reached into the vehicle and placed what appeared to be a firearm in his waistband. Officers sought to detain him, but Soto ran. He was caught off Water Street, near the Nashua River, but without the gun.
Police determined that Soto had a prior felony conviction and that the gun had been stolen during a Bedford burglary. Soto was then charged with felony receiving stolen property, felon in possession of a weapon, felony falsifying physical evidence, two misdemeanors of resisting arrest and one of resisting detention. He was being held on $50,000 cash bail pending arraignment in Circuit Court-Nashua District division.