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2 men in custody after allegedly firing shots at Haverhill police

Two men were in custody early Wednesday after police said the men shot at officers during a chase in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. One of the suspects had been on the run for several hours.

Javonnie Chambers, 21, whose last known address is in Berlin, N.H., was arrested by New Hampshire State Police around 2:20 a.m. while walking along Interstate 93 northbound, according to Windham, N.H., police Captain Michael Caron. New Hampshire State Police did not have any information on Chambers’ arrest or what charges he will face as of early Wednesday.

Manuel Antonio Soto, 20, of Haverhill, was arrested late Tuesday after the chase ended with a crash in Windham, Caron said. He will be arraigned Wednesday morning in Rockingham Superior Court on a charge of reckless conduct, Caron said.


Before Chambers was arrested, Windham officials advised residents to lock doors and call 911 if they saw any suspicious activity.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said in an e-mail late Tuesday night that Haverhill police were pursuing a vehicle when suspects from inside it “reportedly shot at pursuing Haverhill cruisers.”

The chase started around 9:30 p.m., and police pursued the suspects from Interstate 495 in Haverhill to Route 213 westbound, and then onto Interstate 93 north into New Hampshire. Before the suspects crossed the state line, Massachusetts State Police joined the chase, pursuing the vehicle into New Hampshire, where the vehicle crashed on Route 111 in Windham.

A gun was recovered in the vehicle.

Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.