DePaulo said that after the original alleged shooter was beaten, he gave up the gun and Vitalone shot him. DePaulo said a witness identified Vitalone as the person who shot the man who police later identified as Adam “Ace” Montgomery.
According to a police report on file in Haverhill District Court, during police questioning of Jacobs, he wrote out answers to investigators indicating that while he was in the hallway of his residence an unknown person pointed a gun to his head and demanded his money. Jacobs told investigators that he swatted the gun away and it went off, resulting in his being shot in the face.
The report stated that on Jan. 28, the U.S. Marshall’s office located Montgomery in Manchester, N.H., and arrested him on an unrelated probation violation warrant. Montgomery had a bullet wound in his right arm, the report stated. Montgomery was transported to Elliot Hospital, where he was interviewed by Haverhill police detectives.
According to the police report, Montgomery told investigators that he went to 8th Avenue and Cedar Street last Friday night to buy heroin but he didn’t know the name of the person he was buying it from. He said he was to meet the seller in the hallway of an apartment building, but when he arrived, there were four or five people there and they tried to rob him of the $280 he’d planned to spend on the heroin.
Montgomery told police that he was struck in the back of the head and somehow ended up outside, where he was punched and kicked. He told police that he did not see a gun in the hallway but did see one at some point.
Montgomery told police that he was nearly certain that Jacobs was the person he was there to buy drugs from.