Angel Flores

Nov 21, 2015 11:03 AM

Grand jury indicts alleged shooter and accomplice in Nashua drive-by

NASHUA — A grand jury has indicted a local man on a charge of attempted murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured a teenager in August.

A Hillsborough County Superior Court grand jury has handed up indictments against Angel E. Flores, 20, of 445 Willow St., in connection with the Aug. 5 shooting on Central Street. The grand jury also indicted an alleged accomplice in the shooting, Erick J. Cruz, 20, of 101 Tolles St.

Flores has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless conduct.

Cruz is charged with criminal liability to attempted murder, criminal liability to reckless conduct and two counts of criminal liability to first-degree assault.

Flores is accused of shooting 19-year-old Travis McPherson in the foot, which “constituted a substantial step toward the commission of the crime of murder,” according to the indictment.

Cruz allegedly provided transportation for Flores, and circled his vehicle around the Central Street area several times searching for McPherson, knowing that Flores had a gun.

McPherson suffered a non-life threatening injury from the shooting. He is facing charges in connection with a separate shooting in April when he allegedly shot a man in the leg, according to the Union Leader.

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