Concord Police Make Arrest in Shooting Call from September
CONCORD — Police have made an arrest in a September shooting call that flooded a neighborhood with responding officers from multiple agencies.
On Thursday, police charged Anthony Roesel, 25, of Concord, with simple assault, a class A misdemeanor.
Police responded to the area of Crescent Street in the village of Penacook on Sept. 16 for a call that someone heard gunshots and a person may have been shot. More than 20 officers from Concord, New Hampshire State Police, the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Department, and other area agencies arrived and quickly identified the people involved and witnesses.
After a lengthy investigation, detectives determined that Roesel, who had been riding as a passenger in a car, exchanged words with a man crossing the street. Roesel then ordered the driver to pull over, got out of the vehicle and assaulted the other man, police said. That man fell to the ground injuring his head. At the time, the man was said to have pulled out a gun, firing a shot at Roesel, who was still acting aggressively, police said. The alleged victim then fled the scene.
During the investigation, police found no evidence that a gun had been fired and they never recovered a firearm. Police said if the alleged victim had fired a gun, he would have been acting in self-defense. They then obtained a warrant for Roesel's arrest.
On Nov. 2, a Concord police officer working a construction detail in the area of 164 Loudon Road became aware of a domestic violence incident involving Roesel. Other officers arrived and found Roesel. Roesel was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was also charged with domestic violence simple assault.
Roesel was released on $4,000 personal recognizance bail and was arraigned in Concord district court Friday.