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Defense for accused in police officer shooting cites wound locations

Myles Webster stands accused of attempted murder of a Manchester police officer resulting from an altercation that occurred earlier this year. Webster has been held behind bars since he was arrested on March 21, with bail set at $1 million. At a hearing on Tuesday, September 4, a judge at the Hillsborough-North Superior Court ordered that he be held without bail.

At the hearing, according to the Union Leader, Webster's public defender emphasized the location of the officer's wounds as an indication that her client never intended to kill the officer, who was shot in the leg and lower hip.

The public defender stated to the court, "These gunshot wounds are not in a place you would find when a person is 3 to 5 feet away" and intended to murder another.

According to the source at the time of the incident, there was also another gunman on the scene. A teenaged boy said that while walking in an alley on the night of the event, he encountered a Hispanic man on foot who had been followed by a police cruiser. The man reportedly ran away and joined a Caucasian man on Wayne Street, and he said that both had appeared to shoot at the officer. The witness also stated that one of the shooters had been injured.

Reporting on their investigation at the time, Manchester police told the newspaper that they had "somebody, but [were] looking for some other stuff."

Webster's attorney said in Tuesday's hearing that his actions were reckless, but not calculated or in malice.

If you have been accused of a crime in the Granite State, a New Hampshire criminal lawyer may be able to help defend you in court and ensure that you receive justice.

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