The Latest: Man waives arraignment in officer shootings


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a New Hampshire man accused of shooting two police officers (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

A man accused of shooting two New Hampshire police officers who were chasing him because he matched the description of a suspect in a gas station armed robbery has waived his arraignment on the charges.

Ian MacPherson was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday in Manchester. But he did not enter the courtroom, which was full of police officers, including the two he allegedly shot.

Police say MacPherson shot 27-year-old Officer Ryan Hardy and 28-year-old Officer Matthew O’Connor minutes apart on Friday. O’Connor, who was was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, was using crutches. Hardy, who was shot in the face and torso, had bandages on his face and on the back of his neck.

MacPherson is being held without bail on two counts of attempted capital murder. He wasn’t injured in the chase.

A hearing has been scheduled for May 27.

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8 a.m.

A New Hampshire man accused of shooting two police officers who were chasing him because he matched the description of a suspect in a gas station armed robbery is scheduled to make his first court appearance.

Thirty-two-year-old Ian MacPherson is due in court in Manchester on Monday.

Police say MacPherson shot 27-year-old Officer Ryan Hardy and 28-year-old Officer Matthew O’Connor minutes apart on Friday. O’Connor was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and was released from the hospital that same day. Hardy was shot in the face and torso and was released on Saturday.

MacPherson is being held without bail on two counts of attempted capital murder. He wasn’t injured in the chase.