For Immediate Release
Posted: November 15, 2022

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Amber Lagace, Public Relations & Community Outreach
(603) 223-8434 | Amber.M.Lagace@dos.nh.gov

Nashua Man Arrested After Discharging Firearm on Highway

NASHUA, New Hampshire – On Monday, November 14, 2022, at approximately 11:48 PM, Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop B barracks received a call for an erratic vehicle on the F.E. Everett Turnpike. It was reported by a female party within the vehicle that she was concerned for her safety.

Troopers were unable to intercept the vehicle on the highway and later located it at a residence in Nashua with the Nashua Police Department. In conducting the welfare check of the female, Troopers learned that the male operator had pulled over while traveling southbound on the Turnpike, exited the vehicle and proceeded to fire 4 to 5 rounds into the tree line in Merrimack. Subsequently, Matthew D. Lowman, age 24, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested. Lowman is accused of reckless conduct involving a firearm.

Troopers later determined the location the rounds were fired to be in the area of mile marker 10.2 in Merrimack.  The area was checked for damage and/or potentially injured persons with nothing being found.

This investigation remains open and ongoing.  Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Kyle Foster at (603) 223-8492 or Kyle.B.Foster@dos.nh.gov.