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Pittsfield man charged with firing gunshot through wall of Nashua motel room

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Writer | Nov 24, 2021

Terrance Portinari, age 22, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire

NASHUA — No injuries were reported, but a 22-year-old man from the Concord area town of Pittsfield is facing a series of charges accusing him of firing a round that penetrated a motel room wall and ended up in the next room, police said.

Terrance Portinari was taken into custody at 2:15 Monday morning and initially charged with one felony count of domestic violence — reckless conduct involving a deadly weapon, according to police.

Officers were called to the motel, which police didn’t identify, at 1:49 a.m. for a report of shots fired. They were told that a man, later identified as Portinari, allegedly fired a shot through the wall of the hotel room, and the bullet travelled into an adjoining room, police said.

They said there were several guests in Portinari’s room — including his 2-year-old child — and in the adjoining room. Nobody was injured in the incident, police added.

A subsequent investigation by members of the department’s Special Investigations Division prompted them to further charge Portinari with two counts of reckless conduct — deadly weapon, Class B felonies, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor, police said.

Portinari was booked on the charges and held overnight in jail on preventive detention. He was arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court, but it wasn’t clear whether his bail status was modified.

He is next due in court in February 2022 for a dispositional conference.

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


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