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NASHUA — A local man who police say confronted another man who was stealing parts from a parked car is facing two felony charges.
Todd Bulliner, 38, allegedly fired a shot and then accosted the suspected thief, police said, adding that Bulliner allegedly punched the man in the head during the scuffle, allegedly using part of a firearm that he he had in his possession.
Police did not say whether the man needed medical attention or hospitalization for the head laceration he sustained.
The bullet allegedly fired by Bulliner did not hit anyone and caused no damage, police said.
It was shortly before 3:30 a.m. that the police were called to a small apartment complex on Lake Street to a report of a suspicious person.
Police learned from witnesses that Bulliner allegedly approached the other man, which led to the confrontation and alleged assault.
After conducting interviews with the parties involved and several witnesses, police arrested Bulliner and charged him with one count of reckless driving and second-degree assault, both of which are Class B felonies. .
The charge of assault carries a heavier sentence, police added.
Bulliner was convicted on the charges and later released on bail pending arraignment, which remains pending.
Anyone who may have additional information about the incident is asked to contact police headquarters or call the department’s crime line at 589-1665.
Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256 or [email protected]