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Suspect in shootout reportedly stole car

NASHUA – An as-yet unidentified man who police say was involved in an incident in which “a weapon or weapons were discharged” Sunday night in Byfield, Mass., was apparently driving a vehicle that was stolen from a Nashua dealership.

Preliminary information released by the Massachusetts State Police blog mspnews.org indicated the suspect may also be responsible for an earlier carjacking in Lowell.

The blog stated that the suspect was driving a BMW that a Massachusetts State Trooper spotted on Central Street in Byfield. The discharge of one or more weapons occurred, police said, when the trooper and other officers approached the suspect vehicle in the area of a Prime Gas Station.

The suspect allegedly stole the BMW from Tulley Buick, 147 Daniel Webster Highway. Indications are that Nashua and New Hampshire State Police were searching in the area of Freshwater Court in Nashua for a red Subaru, which was believed to have been taken in the Lowell car-jacking.

According to mspnews.org, the suspect sustained injuries in the Byfield confrontation, and was transported to a Newburyport hospital. The extent of his injuries and his condition weren’t available Sunday night.

Police did say that initial reports indicate no police officers were injured.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.

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