Man charged with criminal threatening after allegedly firing gun on Hanover Street

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MANCHESTER, NH – On Sept. 19 at approximately 12:40 a.m. Manchester Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 275 Hanover St. Responding officers spoke with multiple people at the scene, including a 31-year-old man who told police he witnessed a man assaulting another person moments before the gunshot was fired.

According to a narrative from the 31-year-old witness, he said he was walking into the convenience store when he observed Mullin assaulting another individual at the corner of Beech Street and Monadnock Lane. The witness yelled at Mullin and told him to stop assaulting the pedestrian, who fled prior to police arrival. Mullin allegedly reached into his waistband and pulled out a handgun and made a threatening remark to the witness, who was now walking back toward the store.

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Mullin was standing less than 50 feet from the witness when he allegedly yelled at him and pointed a laser at the witness’ hip area. The witness ran as soon as he saw the red laser light on his body and hid behind several parked cars on Beech Street. He heard a single gunshot seconds later, so he ran into Cumberland Farms to report the incident to police. Officers later located one spent shell casing in the area the witness described.

Moments after the call came in, Manchester Police Sgt. Derek Sullivan observed a 2015 GMC pick-up truck operating erratically on Valley Street, so he stopped the truck and subsequently arrested Mullin, after it was determined that he fit the description of the suspect with the gun. Mullin was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/liquor and criminal threatening (felony). His passenger was placed into protective custody due to his level of impairment, most likely the result of narcotic use.

The truck was towed while detectives apply for a search warrant in an attempt to locate the firearm used in the incident. Mullin is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on September 19, 2018.