Man arrested in Old Port shooting incident remains in jail

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PORTLAND — A 25-year-old man remained in Cumberland County Jail on Tuesday, facing multiple charges following a late night shooting in the Old Port on Nov. 10.

Noor Mohamed, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, unauthorized use of property, operating under the influence and operating without a license, Police Lt. Robert Martin said.

Folliwing an appearance in the Cumberland County Unified Criminal Docket in Portland Monday, Mohamed’s bail was set at $60,000 cash.

Police allege that Mohamed, whose address was listed on the jail intake log as 4 Colley Hill Road in Gray, fired at least three shots from a semi-automatic handgun around 11:30 p.m. during a confrontation near Commercial and Silver streets. No one was injured.

Mohamed was allegedly driving on Silver Street when he stopped and approached a group of unidentified men. Martin said witnesses heard someone warn that Mohamed had a gun, and the group fled toward Commercial Street before hearing gunshots.

Martin said Mohamed tried to flee by driving the wrong way on Silver Street, but struck a curb and disabled the vehicle, which he did not own or have permission to drive. He was arrested without incident when witnesses identified him as he walked away from the vehicle.

The weapon has not been found, but Martin said police recovered shell casings on Silver Street, Martin said.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 874-8575. Anonymous tips can also be made at www.portland-police.com by clicking “Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip,” or by texting 274637 with the keyword “GOTCHA.”.

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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