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Manchester man accused in fatal shooting has long criminal past

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 11. 2018 11:59AM

Paul Dimick, 26, of Manchester is wanted in the shooting death of Justin Lee, 32. Lee was shot and killed Friday on Hanover Street. (Attorney General's office)

MANCHESTER — The city man who police believe fatally shot another city resident and who remained at large Saturday evening has a long criminal history that includes an alleged stabbing, a violent assault on another and the kicking out of a window of a police cruiser in Laconia.

Police Chief Carlo Capano and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald have issued an arrest warrant and asked for the public’s help in finding Paul Dimick, 26, who was last seen entering an apartment building at 445 Maple St. shortly after Justin Lee, 32, was shot farther up Hanover Street from that address.

Lee later died of his injuries.

James Perry lives next door at 447 Maple St. and recognized police photos of Dimick as the resident of the third-story apartment.

“I would see him go out the back into the yard, don’t know much about him,” Perry said.

Police know plenty. The most serious run-in followed the May 2012 stabbing of Charles Cable on Rimmon Street.

Cable, 19, recovered after getting 10 stab wounds, police said.

Dimick, then 20, had lived at 46 Falls Ave. at that time and became the suspect. Police located him on the second floor of a Rimmon Street apartment and arrested him on a parole violation.

The stabbing happened about 1:40 a.m. in front of 322 Rimmon St. where Dimick was arrested.

Police said the two men knew each other and the stabbing was the result of a dispute between them.

In 2010, Dimick was one of three men indicted in connection with the assault of a man in an alley behind 210 Notre Dame Ave.

Police prosecutor Steven Mangone said at the time the beating caused serious injuries to the victim’s face and eye and that he may lose sight in one eye.

Dimick, 18 back then, was indicted on second-degree assault and riot charges, police said.

In May 2010, Dimick and another teen were charged following a disturbance on Church Street in Laconia.

Laconia police said Dimick was charged with criminal mischief after kicking out the rear window of a police cruiser.

Dimick had originally been taken into custody because he was wanted on an electronic bench warrant in Hillsborough County.

Dimick’s own Facebook page featured the shirtless picture of him with the tattoo-filled chest that police released to the public.

Dimick is a white male, 5-foot-6, with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Dimick should contact detectives Michael Lavallee at (603) 792-5514, or Christopher Biron at (603) 792-5545.

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