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NH Man Arrested After Police Say He Fired Shots at Juvenile Who Fled After Mistakenly Entering Home

A New Hampshire man has been arrested nearly two weeks after police say he shot at a juvenile who had walked into his Portsmouth home.

Police say 44-year-old Mark Gray fired shots as the male juvenile drove away from his home. According to authorities, the victim had spoken to a juvenile female resident at Gray's Summer Street home on social media. She had invited him to a gathering, telling him the door was unlocked, but because of a miscommunication, he did not realize that the gathering was not at her home.

When the juvenile walked into the home, he woke up the residents, who chased him outside. As he got in his vehicle and drove away, Gray allegedly shot at him.

Police said Thursday that Gray was charged with reckless conduct and criminal threatening.

Former Portsmouth Police Commissioner Brenna Cavanaugh is also a resident at the home. 

"In a last resort action of self-defense, in an effort to disable the vehicle and neutralize an immediate threat to our lives, the vehicle was fired upon as it approached and passed us," she said in a statement after the incident.

Gray was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail. He is due to be arraigned Sept. 4.

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