Man Sentenced For March Shooting
Marcos Nieves, 46, pleaded guilty to one count each of Reckless Conduct - Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of Dangerous Weapon in relation to a shooting that left one dog dead.
On March 21, 2022, police responded to 137 Orange St. for a report of a shooting, where they found a deceased dog and multiple shell casings. Another man was seriously injured when he jumped from a second-floor window to escape the shooting.
After an investigation, Nieves was charged and indicted for Burglary, Criminal Threatening, 3 counts of Reckless Conduct, Armed Career Criminal, Felon in Possession of a Deadly Weapon, and Animal Cruelty. Nieves
In July, defense attorneys Michael Hamman and Thomas Stonitsch filed a Notice of Self-Defense. Court documents show that witnesses state the dog "began to growl and go towards Marcos" and rushed at him after he allegedly entered the apartment. The documents also state that witnesses gave varying and sometimes inconsistent accounts of what occurred.
On November 1, 2022 Nieves pleaded guilty to the single counts of Reckless Conduct - Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of Dangerous Weapon. The other charges, including Animal Cruelty, were dropped.
For Reckless Conduct - Deadly Weapon, Nieves got a suspended sentence of 3.5 - 7 years. For Felon in Possession of Dangerous Weapon, Nieves was sentenced to 3 - 6 years with credit for his 212 days of time already served.
After the proceeding was over, Nieves started serving his sentence at the NH State Prison for Men in Concord.