New details develop in Amherst Street murder

Aug 19, 2015 3:47 PM

Day after deadly Manchester shooting, neighbors still looking for answers

MANCHESTER - Police and neighbors are looking for answers in Tuesday morning's deadly shooting on Amherst Street.

Wednesday, new details started to be revealed after police arrested Drew Morris.

The building, where police found 44-year-old Raymond Drake, has now been locked from the outside.

Manchester police continue to look into both men's backgrounds.

Jeffrey A. Strelzin, senior assistant attorney general chief of the homicide unit, said he believes the men did know each other at some point.

"They knew each other very briefly before this happened," said Strelzin.

While police investigate, neighbors are still shocked.

“I’m not used to seeing things like this, so for it to happen so close - and especially next to a library - it’s crazy,” said Ciara Reid, who previously lived in the area.

Carolyn Keiligh was at the United Church of Christ at bible school while police investigated the scene.

“We were more concerned about the residents in that boarding house than our own safety,” Keiligh said.

On Amherst Street, flowers were laid and a note read, "Rest in peace, Ray. Love you."

Autopsy results show that Raymond Drake died as a result of two gunshot wounds. His manner of death was homicide.

Morris will be back in court in September but right now he is being held without bail.


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