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Closing Arguments Tuesday In Manchester, NH Police Shooting Trial

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Myles Webster (Photo courtesy: Manchester, NH Police)

Myles Webster (Photo courtesy: Manchester, NH Police)

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP/CBS) — The defense has rested its case in the trial of a man charged with trying to kill a police officer to avoid capture.

Prosecutors presented more than 20 witnesses last week in the trial of 23-year-old Myles Webster of Litchfield. They say Manchester police officer Daniel Doherty was chasing Webster on foot in March when Webster wheeled and emptied his gun at the officer, striking him five times.

Webster’s lawyers say their client didn’t do it and it’s a case of mistaken identity.

A number of witnesses have identified Webster as the man Doherty was chasing through a residential neighborhood on the city’s west side.

Doherty testified that Webster advanced to within two feet of him — firing as he lay on the ground.

Closing arguments are Tuesday.

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