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Police identify man sought in Manchester shooting

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 08. 2017 9:38PM


MANCHESTER — Manchester police said they intend to charge a 31-year-old local man with involvement in Thursday morning’s shooting inside an Amherst Street rooming house and are asking the public’s help to find him. 

Police officials said charges are being filed against Thomas Holland for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon and they released New Hampshire Department of Correction photographs of the man.

Police described Holland as being 5-foot-10 and weighing 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Holland was a resident of the 170 Amherst St. rooming house where the shooting occurred but hasn’t been seen there since the start of the investigation.

Officials said Holland did reside in the past in North Haverhill and Berlin, N.H., and Brockton, Mass. There are unconfirmed reports that Holland has family in Taunton, Mass., in southeastern Massachusetts.

According to court documents, Holland was indicted twice in Berlin for drug offenses five years apart.

In 2013, Holland lived at 407 Champlain St. in Berlin and was indicted on three counts of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. He was also charged with having less than an ounce of oxycodone and a quantity of buprenorphine, another opioid that gives users a high like heroin. Authorities charged Holland with intending to sell those items as well.

In 2008, a Coos County grand jury indicted Holland on possession of cocaine charges.

Police said he may be driving a Jeep Cherokee SUV with either New York or New Jersey license plates.

There are two other vehicles registered to Holland, police said: a red 2000 Honda Accord coupe with a New Hampshire license plate of 4224679 and a gray 2002 Lexus IS300 sedan with a New Hampshire license plate of 4243901.

Authorities have not yet identified the 30-year-old male who suffered a single gunshot wound to the upper body in the incident that they said was non-life-threatening.

Investigators said the shooting was not random. Manchester Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe said there were no public safety concerns in the neighborhood.

Police said this remains an ongoing investigation and anyone with information pertaining to where Holland might be or the shooting incident in which he was allegedly involved is urged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.

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