He Brought a Gun to a Social Media Fight in a Texas Roadhouse Parking Lot, Police Say
MANCHESTER — Police arrested a Nashua man Tuesday night after he allegedly threatened another man with a handgun.
Nicholas Richer, 23, of Nashua, agreed to meet the 22-year-old male victim to settle an ongoing feud by fighting in the Texas Roadhouse parking lot at 10 p.m. Richer and the victim told several friends of the meeting place, so multiple people witnessed the incident.
The victim and his 23-year-old girlfriend were seated in the victim’s pick-up truck when Richer pulled his BMW in front of their truck and quickly approached the vehicle with a gun in his hand, police said. Richer pointed his Glock 19 at the windshield as the victim placed his vehicle in reverse and attempted to flee, police said.
The victims felt Richer was going to shoot them because he kept his gun pointed at the vehicle as he ran after the moving car, police said. One of the victim’s friends used his vehicle to hit Richer to prevent a possible shooting causing Richer to fall to the ground and lose control of his handgun. The victim got out of his truck and held Richer at gunpoint while dialing 911 and took Richer’s firearm before officers arrived on scene, police said.
Police placed the weapons into evidence pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation. Richer was charged with two counts criminal threatening and one count of riot for his involvement in the incident. He was held on $80,000 cash/surety bail and was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on Wednesday.
Police said other people involved in the incident also may face charges.