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Manchester man arrested after gunshot reported near Hanover, Beech streets

September 19. 2018 10:42AM

MANCHESTER — Police investigating a report of a gunshot near the Cumberland Farms at Hanover and Beech streets early Wednesday arrested a city man in the incident when an officer pulled over a pickup truck driving erratically on Valley Street moments later, police said.

Douglas Mullin, 28, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/liquor and with a felony count of criminal threatening, police said.

According to a news release, police were called to the area of the 275 Hanover St. store about 12:40 a.m., where a witness told them he had seen a man, later identified as Mullin, assaulting another man at Beech Street and Mondadnock Lane. The witness said when he yelled at the man to stop the assault, the man reached into his waistband, pulled out a gun and made a threatening remark, police said.

Police said the witness told them Mullin pointed a laser at his hip area, so he hid behind parked cars on Beech Street, then heard a gunshot and ran into the store.

Officers found a spent shell casing in the area, police said.

Minutes later, police pulled over a 2015 GMC truck Mullin was driving on Valley Street and arrested him, police said. The truck was towed while police applied for a search warrant in an attempt to find the gun used in the incident, police said.

Mullin was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on Wednesday, police said.

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