By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUN
GILFORD — Although police have arrested a suspect who allegedly fired shots at an SUV in the vicinity of 108 Young Road on Monday afternoon, Lieutenant Kris Kelley said yesterday that they have yet to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Ryan Thurston, 35, of 55 High View Circle, was arrested without incident shortly after the shooting and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm, a Class B felony. On Tuesday Thurston waived arraignment in Belknap County Superior Court and is being held in Belknap County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or corporate surety bail.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired around 4 p.m. on Monday. According to police, witnesses reported hearing at least three shots and said that a man aboard a motorcycle had fired at an SUV then fled. No one was injured. When Thurston was apprehended nearby, he told police that someone in the moving SUV had shot at him.
“He was very reserved in what he told us.” Kelley said.
Kelley said that three 9 mm shell casings were recovered near the site of the shooting. One round struck a residence and broke a window. He said that a spent bullet was found inside the home, but the firearm itself has not yet been located. While police believe a driver and passenger were in the SUV when the shots were fired, Kelley said, “We’re not positive there were only two people in the vehicle.” He indicated that officers had interviewed people in the Concord area they suspect may have been in the SUV at the time of the shooting, who were less than cooperative.
Police urged anyone who witnessed the incident or with information about to contact the Gilford Police Department at 527-4737.
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