Authorities have recognized the shooter who killed a 63-year-old guard at New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord on Friday as John Madore, a 33-year-old man they described as transient.
Investigators say Madore used a 9mm pistol when he shot and killed Bradley Haas, of Franklin, N.H., a state Department of Safety Security Officer working on the hospital’s entrance foyer entrance round 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Speaking to reporters Saturday, officers didn’t launch the identify of the state trooper who instantly responded to the scene, taking pictures and killing Madore, who they mentioned most not too long ago stayed at a resort on the Seacoast after spending time within the Concord metro space.
“Make no mistake, if not for the heroics and sacrifice of Bradley Haas, the bravery of the New Hampshire Hospital staff, the unflinching response of New Hampshire State Police, this tragedy could have been much, much worse,” Gov. Chris Sununu mentioned.
“New Hampshire owes a debt of gratitude to them all,” he added.
Autopsies for the shooter and sufferer are being carried out by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and outcomes might be launched as soon as authorities have them, Attorney General John Formella mentioned. Anyone with details about Modare or the incident is requested to name the State Police Major Crime Unit, he mentioned.
“Beyond that, we are still gathering facts and information,” Formella mentioned. “We will work to gather additional information about Mr. Modare, and why he did this and what led up to this tragic incident yesterday.”
State Police obtained a name in regards to the taking pictures at 3:38 p.m., Col. Mark Hall mentioned, including that whereas CPR and different life-saving measures have been carried out on the scene, Haas succumbed to his accidents.
Additional state troopers, together with a SWAT group, responded to comb and safe the power and surrounding space exterior the campus, Hall mentioned. Authorities in the course of the sweep found a U-Haul rental truck operating within the car parking zone that appeared suspicious however didn’t pose a public security menace, he mentioned.
“However, located within the U-Haul were several items of concern, including an AR-style rifle, a tactical vest and several magazines of ammunition,” Hall mentioned. “The investigation into the shooting including any determinations regarding the suspect’s motives remains ongoing.”
Other responders included different members of the State Police, Concord Police officers, State Complex Police officers and deputies with the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office in addition to members of the Concord Fire Department.
Haas labored as a younger man as a army police officer for the U.S. Army for 3 years earlier than then serving within the Franklin Police Department for 28 years, Formella mentioned. He began as a patrol officer earlier than rising to chief of the division, he mentioned.
“Chief Haas was already a hero when he walked into work yesterday given his service to our country, to our state and to his community,” Formella mentioned. “But he will now be remembered forever as a man who died protecting patients, staff and visitors at New Hampshire Hospital.”
Mental well being assets are being supplied to hospital staffers, and a name middle has been arrange for sufferers, households and workers at 603-271-3004,mentioned Lori Weaver, commissioner of the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Most points of the hospital are operating as regular, however visitation has been disrupted, Weaver mentioned. Officials are actively working to “reestablish” the customer entrance, she mentioned.
“Our New Hampshire Hospital staff have not wavered for one moment,” Weaver mentioned. “They have demonstrated courage and skill as the incident unfolded, following the protocols for an emergency of this type. They have delivered skilled and compassionate care without interruption.”