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Arrest Made In Shooting Of Pregnant Woman On Bell St

MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Police have arrested a 27-year-old Manchester man in connection with an investigation of the shooting of a pregnant woman in June.


On June 10th, Manchester Police responded to a residence in the area of Bell St and Hall St for a report of a 35-year-old pregnant woman who had sustained a gunshot wound. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and her unborn child was not harmed.


Police learned that the victim was struck when a bullet entered her home and evidence indicated that the gunshot came from the area of 292 Belmont St. As part of this investigation, officers and investigators went to 292 Belmont St, Apartment 9.


When Officers attempted to contact the occupants of that apartment all were uncooperative and barricaded themselves inside. Manchester SWAT entered the apartment and located five individuals. All five were charged with Resisting Arrest. One of those people was Raikes.


Manchester Police Spokesperson Heather Hamel said Detectives spent a significant amount of time on this case, working diligently to identify the responsible party. Through the course of the investigation, they were able to determine that Corey Raikes, 27 of Manchester was the person who fired the gun.


Raikes has been charged with second-degree assault with a firearm, 2 counts of felon in possession of a firearm, and falsification of physical evidence.


Raikes will be arraigned on the new charges on Monday in Hillsborough Superior Court North.




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