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            CONCORD – Shawn Goodine, 44, of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 25, 2019, members of the Nashua Police Department were called to a residence for a report of domestic violence. When Goodine saw the police arrive at the residence, he went inside the first floor apartment and refused to leave.  For the next 11 hours, he made several calls to friends and family, claiming that he had a firearm and that he would “not come out alive.”  Several people reported these calls to the police.  Officers also heard the defendant yelling, “This isn’t going to end well,” and “If they come in my house, I’m gonna light it up.”  Eventually, the police threw chemical munitions in the basement window which resulted in Goodine coming out.  Goodine later admitted that he possessed a firearm during the stand-off and the Nashua police recovered the firearm and ammunition in the basement of the residence.  Goodine is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.

          Goodine is scheduled to be sentenced on January 27, 2021.

          “In order to keep our communities safe from violence, it is imperative to keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Each day, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute criminals who endanger our citizens by unlawfully possessing firearms.  I am grateful to the Nashua Police Department and ATF for their work in protecting our citizens from potential violence.” 

         This matter was investigated by the Nashua Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh.

The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.                        

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