EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 30, 2012

Many charges filed against man shot by police

By John Toole jtoole@eagletribune.com
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PELHAM – A Pelham man shot by police in Windham after a motor vehicle pursuit early Sunday faces multiple charges.

Grant Hebert, 21, is facing felony charges that include attempted first-degree assault, reckless conduct and criminal mischief.

He also is charged with misdemeanor counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated and disobeying a police officer.

Hebert was released on $25,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in 10th Circuit Court in Salem on Dec. 3.

Police were referring questions about the shooting incident to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

Associate Attorney General Jane Young said the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.

The Attorney General’s Office typically doesn’t release details about officer-involved shootings until the investigation is completed.

The pursuit began in Pelham, according to Windham police.

Hebert is expected to recover, his roommate said yesterday.

Bryan Rodgers said he had worked with Hebert at the Pelham House of Pizza.

“He’s literally the nicest kid,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers said he had heard about the shooting through friends, but has not yet seen Hebert and was unsure Hebert was in condition to speak.

“I’ve known him a while and he’s really a good kid,” Rodgers said.

The incident happened about 1:40 a.m. on South Lowell Road.

Rodgers said he was surprised to hear Hebert had been shot by police and couldn’t understand why it would happen.

Hebert is a 2009 graduate of Pelham High, who played baseball and basketball for the Pythons, Rodgers said.

Another employee at House of Pizza, who would not identify himself, said Hebert no longer works for the business, but is a good, smart kid.

Hebert is a student at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Rodgers said.