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October 24. 2013 2:05PM

Mass. man indicted in attempted murder in Manchester

MANCHESTER — A Bay State man was indicted for attempted murder in a shooting last July on Orange Street.

Richard Scott, 34, of Dorchester, Mass., is accused of shooting Terrance Jackson, 20, who was staying in an apartment at 145 Orange St., in the face with a gun Jackson sold to him three weeks earlier, according to police.

A grand jury sitting in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District, also indicted Scott on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the indictment, he previously was convicted of armed robbery in 1997 in Suffolk County (Mass.) Superior Court in Boston.

The July 26 shooting happened in a dispute over money, according to court records. Jackson was shot in the chin, which broke his jaw. The bullet lodged in his collarbone.

Jackson told police he knew Scott and had sold him the semi-automatic .380 Scott used to shoot him.

Scott faces up to life in prison if convicted of attempted murder.

The grand jury also indicted Alfred Nyonee, 20, of 82 W. Brook St., Apt. 17, on charges of attempted first-degree assault and reckless conduct. On Aug. 18, he allegedly fired a gun at a 19-year-old identified only as "D.W." in the indictment.

Nyonee also was indicted for reckless conduct for engaging in conduct that placed or may have placed another in danger of serious bodily injury, specifically, by firing a gun in a residential area.

A second man, Eddil Ortez, 20, of New Bedford, Mass., also was indicted on charges of being an accomplice to first-degree assault and falsifying physical evidence in connection with the shooting.

According to the indictments, Ortez drove Nyonee away from the scene and got rid of the gun used in the shooting.

Police said the 19-year-old man had a dispute with Nyonee, who caught up to him that Sunday night as the teen was riding his moped. Nyonee pulled out a handgun, pointed it at him and fired, missing the young man but hitting a parked car.

Investigators recovered a 9-mm casing at the scene and towed a parked car that had a bullet hole in it.

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