Released by:  Joseph A. Foster, Attorney General

Subject:  Arrest of Ian MacPherson on Two Counts of Attempted Capital Murder

Date:  Friday, May 13, 2016

Release Time:  Immediate

Contacts:  Jane E. Young, Associate Attorney General (603) 545-9282

Benjamin J. Agati Senior Assistant Attorney General  (603) 419-0124


Ian Macpherson

MacPherson:  Shot two cops

Attorney General Joseph Foster and Manchester Police Chief Enoch F. Willard announce that Ian MacPherson (age 32) of 73 Dionne Drive #3, Manchester, NH has been arrested on two (2) counts of Attempted Capital Murder.

At approximately 2:03 a.m. today, Officer Ryan Hardy saw a male walking on Second Street near Ferry Street.  Officer Hardy approached the subject, as he fit the description of a male who robbed the Shell Gas Station at 245 Eddy Road on May 12, 2016.  That description being a male with long hair, wearing a trench coat.  Shortly after radioing dispatch about the stop, Officer Hardy radioed that he had been shot.  He also relayed that the white male with long hair and a trench coat was headed south on Second Street.  Officer Hardy suffered gunshot wounds to the face and torso. He is in stable condition at a Boston hospital.

At approximately 2:33 a.m., Officer Matthew O’Connor and members of the NH State Police saw a male matching the same description on Rimmon Street near Putnam Street.  Officer O’Connor requested that the male place his hands up.  The male then began to fire at Officer O’Connor, striking him in the leg.  The police returned fire.  The male fled into the wooded area of Putnam Street by Rimmon Street.  Officer O’Connor was treated at a local hospital and was released.

At approximately 5:00 a.m., police saw a male with long hair and beard come from the area of 465-473 Bartlett Street.  The male was arrested for resisting detention.  This male was identified as Ian MacPherson (age 32).

It is anticipated that Mr. MacPherson’s arraignment will be scheduled for Monday in the 9th Circuit, District Court, Manchester Division.

Click here for the statement issued by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas