Former Berlin man suspect in Manchester shooting

MANCHESTER — A former Berlin resident has been identified as a suspect in a Manchester shooting.

Manchester police issued a release last Friday seeking Thomas Holland, 31, of Manchester on a charge of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. Police report Holland is suspected of firing a gun Thursday morning and injuring another man on Amherst Street in Manchester. The injured man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Holland has an extensive criminal record in Berlin.

He pleaded guilty in Coos County Superior Court in November 2013 to three counts of possessing a controlled drug (cocaine, oxycodone and buprenorphine). He was sentenced to serve five to 10 years with one-year of the minimum sentence suspended on good behavior in prison.

Five years earlier, Holland was indicted on a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug (cocaine) and a class A misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

He had earlier arrests in district court for burglary, driving after suspension and possession of a controlled drug.

Holland has not been seen since the shooting. He is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and weighs around 250 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Holland may be driving a Jeep Cherokee with New York or New Jersey plates — dark numbers on yellow or orange. Also registered to him are a 2000 Honda Accord coupe N.H. plate 4224679 and a gray 2002 Lexus IS300 sedan NH Plate 4243901.

Manchester police ask anyone with information on Holland's whereabouts or the shooting to call them at (603) 668-8711 or call the crimeline at (603) 624-4040.