A Manchester, New Hampshire man who suffered a serious head injury when he was dragged by a vehicle early Sunday morning is now facing charges for pointing a gun at the driver of the vehicle.
Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Manchester Policer were called to the area of Ashland and Amherst streets for a report of an injured man in the roadway. Preliminary investigation showed that the injured man had an altercation with another male who was driving a 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The vehicle then drove off, dragging the man alongside the vehicle for 30 feet before the man was able to free himself. The pedestrian suffered a serious head injury after falling to the pavement as the vehicle drove off.
The pedestrian, later identified as Eric Rynasko, 30, was taken to the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, where he remains in the intensive care unit. On Monday, he was charged with criminal threatening and reckless conduct after police learned that he was allegedly armed with a firearm and pointed it at the driver before Sunday's incident. The firearm was recovered after officers arrived at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle was interviewed on Sunday. The names of the driver and a female passenger are being withheld as the investigation continues.