Update: 2 face charges in Montgomery Street shooting

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MANCHESTER, NH — Two men face charges in the Oct. 17 shooting on Montgomery Street, an alleged drug deal gone wrong.

On  Oct. 17, 2019, around 5 p.m Manchester Police responded to a report of gun shots in the area of Montgomery and Kelley Streets. Shell casings were found behind a building and witnesses said they had heard loud voices, gunfire and then saw one person running from the area.

While police attended to this scene, a man walked into the Manchester Police Department Headquarters and reported he had been robbed and shot at the suspect. The man was identified as Stephan Cefalo, 26,  of Manchester.

Police also learned that someone had been brought to Catholic Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. He was later identified as  Marach Yai Yai, 19,  of Manchester. 

Yai Yai/MPD

After investigating, Manchester Police were able to determine that Yai Yai had met with Cefalo under the pretense of buying drugs. Yai Yai instead robbed Cefalo at gun point. Cefalo had a gun as well and shot at Yai Yai, causing him to run off. Prior to Cefalo coming to the Police Department he got rid of the drugs.

Both men face charges. Yai Yai who is still in the hospital was charged with robbery (felony) and criminal restraint (felony).  Yai Yai was already out on a bail for a criminal threatening charge out of Plymouth. Manchester Police had just arrested him on a warrant regarding that case on September 17th. 

Cefalo was arrested Oct. 18, 2019 and  charged with possession of a controlled drug with the Intent to distribute and falsifying evidence. Cefalo was released on PR bail with an upcoming court date.