MANCHESTER, NH — After five days on the run, the man wanted in connection with the Sept. 7 shooting death of Justin Lee on Hanover Street is in custody.
Chief Carlo Capano held a brief news conference Wednesday afternoon at police headquarters to confirm the arrest of Paul Dimick, 26, who was arrested and charged with reckless second-degree murder for causing the death of Justin Lee, 32, under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life. Dimick was also arrested on one count of being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.
On Sept. 7 at about 11 a.m. Manchester Police Officers discovered Justin Lee suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of Hanover and Lincoln Street. Lee was transported to Elliott Hospital where he later died. An autopsy determined that Lee died of a single gunshot wound to the chest with the manner of death being homicide.
Manchester Police received a tip on Wednesday that Dimick was in the area of East High and Malvern streets. Dimick was seen exiting a house on East High Street and was taken into custody following a brief foot chase with police.
Dimick is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in the Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District, Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
On Sept. 11 police announced that the usual $2,500 Crimeline tip line reward had been doubled to $5,000 after Alderman Joe Kelly Levasseur contributed $2,500 to the fund.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Lavallee at (603)792-5514 or MLavallee@manchesternh.gov
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Dimick is presumed innocent until proven guilty.