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Maine man accused of firing multiple shots from car Police say suspect eluded officers

By DEAN SHALHOUP

Staff Writer

NASHUA – A 26-year-old man from Maine was ordered held in jail on high bail Monday on multiple felony charges stemming from the alcohol-fueled spate of random gunfire that rattled a north Nashua neighborhood in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Police said Sean D. Camlin, of 186A Twombley Road in Sanford, Maine, is facing 10 felony and three misdemeanor charges that accuse him of repeatedly firing one or another of his two handguns out the window of a moving vehicle, then leaping from a second-floor window in an attempt to flee officers as they closed in on him at a friend’s condo off Coburn Avenue. ...

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NASHUA – A 26-year-old man from Maine was ordered held in jail on high bail Monday on multiple felony charges stemming from the alcohol-fueled spate of random gunfire that rattled a north Nashua neighborhood in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Police said Sean D. Camlin, of 186A Twombley Road in Sanford, Maine, is facing 10 felony and three misdemeanor charges that accuse him of repeatedly firing one or another of his two handguns out the window of a moving vehicle, then leaping from a second-floor window in an attempt to flee officers as they closed in on him at a friend’s condo off Coburn Avenue.

Police were able to catch up with Camlin after a brief, but tense, foot pursuit, during which Camlin allegedly walked toward a pursuing officer with a dark-colored firearm in his hand, according to police reports.

He then ran from the officer, who, police said, observed Camlin throw that gun and another that he took from his waistband. The officer also saw Camlin reach into a pocket from which ammunition was falling onto the ground.

The pursuing officer caught up to Camlin, police said, but continued to struggle, forcing the officer to pepper-spray him.

The series of events began around 2 a.m. Saturday, when several residents of Blue Hill Avenue and neighboring streets called police reporting that they heard multiple gunshots in the area.

Later, after the suspect was taken into custody, his friend, who police say was driving the vehicle in which Camlin was a passenger, told detectives that Camlin initially fired a series of shots as they drove on Daniel Webster Highway.

Camlin allegedly began firing from the car again on Blue Hill Avenue, where police later recovered multiple shell casings in two different clusters, all of which matched the .40 caliber Glock or the Taurus “Judge” revolver that Camlin had allegedly been carrying.

Officers later also recovered the two guns Camlin allegedly tossed while fleeing, and a Yankee Candle bag containing nearly $24,000 in cash – which, police said, Camlin told officers is his “life savings” that he carries with him.

Police contacted the Sanford Police Department regarding any firearm permits Camlin has and found that he has none.

All together, Camlin is charged with nine counts of reckless conduct and one count of falsifying physical evidence, all Class B felonies, along with one count each of carrying a loaded handgun without a license, resisting detention and resisting arrest, all Class A misdemeanors.

Judge Paul Moore at Monday’s arraignment in Nashua district court ordered Camlin held on $200,000 cash bail and set a probable cause hearing for Oct. 27 in the Nashua court.

Moore, in setting bail, noted that Camlin’s criminal history allegedly includes drug arrests and convictions. He ordered Camlin to surrender any remaining firearms or ammunition in his possession.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com or@Telegraph_DeanS.