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Teen in Portsmouth shooting case sues ex-commissioner, partner for emotional distress

BRENTWOOD — A teenager fired upon during an incident involving a former Portsmouth police commissioner and her partner who mistakenly thought he was an intruder is now suing the couple for emotional distress.

Oscar LaLime of Portsmouth filed a lawsuit this week against Brenna Cavanaugh and Mark Gray in the wake of their recent criminal trials that resulted from the shooting on Aug. 18, 2018.

The suit accuses Gray and Cavanaugh, the ex-commissioner, of negligent infliction of emotional distress.

“As a consequence of his near death experience, Oscar LaLime has suffered tremendous emotional upset, distress, physical manifestations of his emotional distress, PTSD, anxiety and a loss of enjoyment of life,” states the suit filed through Portsmouth attorney Michael P. Rainboth.