KEENE — A Keene man allegedly pulled a gun during a fistfight in the street Sunday night, asking people if they wanted to “catch a .40 cal,” according to the police report.
David Brown, 30, of 91 Water St., is charged with criminal threatening and simple assault for the Sunday evening incident that left a man with a head injury, according to the police. The incident was caught on video and posted on the internet.
Brown can be seen confronting the alleged victim, Patrick Hebert, 21. The incident took place on Grove Street in Keene.
Hebert told police that Brown confronted him and his friend while they were trying to fix a flat tire, according to the affidavit.
Hebert and his friend went into their apartment, and Hebert stayed outside at the top of some stairs, according to the affidavit. In the video, Brown is accompanied by a woman and becomes angered when someone from Hebert’s group calls him ridiculous.
Brown rushed up the stairs and is seen punching Hebert, who falls. Hebert and another man from inside the apartment rush out and start punching Brown, according to the video. One of them men pulls Brown’s shirt off, and he then manages to get away from the other men and pull a pistol from his waistband, according to the video.
The video then cuts to Hebert back inside the apartment with a bleeding head.
Police arrested Brown after viewing the video, though he denied it was him in the video, according to the affidavit. Brown said of the video during his booking, “if it is me, there isn’t a gun,” according to the affidavit.
Hebert could not be reached for comment. Brown is currently free on personal recognizance bail. He’s to have no contact with Hebert, and he is not to consume alcohol or possess any firearm, according to the bail order.