2 Manchester (NH) Officers Shot, Suspect In Custody

Authorities confirm a suspect is in custody after two police officers were shot early Friday morning in Manchester, New Hampshire.

According to NECN, Ian MacPherson, 32, of Manchester, was apprehended around 5 a.m. and charged with two counts of attempted capital murder, the office of Attorney General Joseph Foster announced.

Both officers are expected to survive the shooting — one was sent home from the hospital Friday, the other moved to Boston to continue his treatment closer to his family, authorities said.

The incident began around 2 a.m., when Manchester Police Officer Ryan Hardy saw a man who fit the description of the suspect in the robbery of a Shell gas station on Thursday. Hardy radioed in that he saw the suspect, then radioed again the he was shot, according to the attorney general’s office. He was wounded in the face and torso.

Approximately 30 minutes later, Officer Matthew O’Connor saw the suspect on Rimmon Street near Putnam Street. When he told him to put his hands up, Foster’s office says, the man shot O’Connor in the leg.

Officers returned fire, but the suspect fled into the woods. MacPherson was later taken into custody, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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