Jury picked, witness list amended in Hanover shooting case

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 1/7/2020 10:27:54 PM
Modified: 1/7/2020 10:30:38 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 16-person jury was picked Tuesday in the upcoming trial of the Lebanon man accused of injuring a Providence College student in a drive-by shooting near the Dartmouth College campus 14 months ago.

Opening statements are scheduled for Jan. 14 in the trial of Gage Young, 23, who is facing two counts of assault and one of falsifying evidence for the alleged shooting on School Street in downtown Hanover.

Dressed in a tan suit and tie and joined by family members, Young appeared in Grafton Superior Court on Tuesday for jury selection. Throughout the morning, prosecutors and Young’s attorney, Richard Guerriero, questioned a pool of nearly 60 potential jurors.

Superior Court Judge Lawrence MacLeod also read out the amended list of over 70 witnesses who may be called to testify across the course of the eight to 10-day trial. Witnesses include the student who was shot, his friends, Hanover and Lebanon police officers and employees at several Hanover businesses.

Lebanon resident Hector Correa, who was 17 at the time and was allegedly driving the car that Young fired the gun from, was on a previous witness list but is not included in the most recent filing.

Guerriero declined to comment on Tuesday.

Early last summer, he said in a court filing that Correa had “repeatedly contradicted himself and will only testify at Young’s trial in return for a plea bargain and immunity.”

Prosecutors have said Young fired shots from a passing car on School Street in Hanover, hitting and wounding Thomas Elliott, a Providence College freshman who was visiting his friend Scott Crawshaw at Dartmouth. Young has pleaded not guilty in the case, and his defense attorney has claimed that Correa, who was with Young in the car at the time, actually fired the shots.

Elliot, Crawshaw and their two friends Chris Partridge and Samuel Hawkins, who were walking on School Street during the shooting, as well as Young’s father, David Young, who is a former Lebanon police officer, could be called to testify.

Anna Merriman can be reached at amerriman@vnews.com or 603-727-3216.

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