DERRY, N.H. — An intruder shot at a Gaita Drive resident who chased him out of his home early Sunday, police said.
Nobody was injured in the shooting. The Gaita Drive man, whom police did identify, returned home at 1:19 a.m. after spending the night out with his family and discovered the gunman in the house, Derry police said.
"He chased the man from his home and then drove after him in an effort to obtain a license plate (number) as the man fled," police said in a statement.
The resident caught the gunman on Gervaise Drive and recognized him as a "former acquaintance," Ahmed Hossam Elmahdy of Hudson, police said.
Elmahdy pulled out a handgun and fired at the victim. Although Elmahdy did not strike the resident, the victim's vehicle was so badly damaged from the bullet that it was inoperable, police said.
Derry police did not say why Elmahdy allegedly shot at the man or entered his home, and did not explain how they knew each other.
Elmahdy fled in a black Jeep Liberty and Derry police alerted other police departments.
Concord police found Elmahdy's Jeep at the Lun Hing Motel in Concord. They confirmed he was staying there, then brought in the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit to arrest him.
Police took Elmahdy to Concord Hospital for a medical examination, then transported him to the Derry police station to book him on two counts of felony reckless conduct and one count of criminal trespassing.
Bail was set at $100,000 cash and he was taken to the county jail in Brentwood, police said.
Elmahdy is scheduled to be arraigned via video at 9 a.m. on Sept. 8.