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    Charges Considered in Portsmouth, NH, Shooting

    Police continue to investigate a shooting incident at a home in Portsmouth, NH, and say charges could be filed, pending the outcome of the investigation.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018)

    A former New Hampshire police commissioner accused in a shooting of a teenager who mistakenly thought her home was a party venue has been charged.

    Brenna Cavanaugh was indicted Tuesday on assault charges in the Aug. 18 shooting.

    Police say the teenager went to the address based on a text message he received. He entered the home around 3:30 a.m.

    Police say Cavanaugh chased the boy from her home. They say Cavanaugh's partner, Mark Gray, followed and began shooting at the teenager as the teen backed up his truck, hit a pole and drove away.

    The teen was not injured.

    Gray was charged in the shooting in September. He pleaded not guilty.

    A message left with her attorney Saturday wasn't immediately returned.

    Cavanaugh spent four years as Portsmouth police commissioner.

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