Suspect in NH hospital shooting identified by authoritiesNovember 18, 2023
The man who police said fatally shot a security guard at a psychiatric hospital in New Hampshire Friday afternoon has been identified, authorities said Saturday. John Madore, 33, shot and killed Bradley Haas, who was working in the lobby of New Hampshire Hospital, said state Attorney General John Formella at a press conference late Saturday morning. The incident at the 185-bed facility in Concord, happened just after 3:30 p.m. Friday. Madore was later shot and killed by a responding state trooper. Madore was wielding a 9mm pistol when killed Haas, authorities said. An AR-style rifle, tactical vest and ammunition were found in a U-Haul truck parked outside the hospital. Authorities are still looking into a possible connection between the suspect and the truck. Haas was a state Department of Safety security officer who was working at the hospital’s front lobby entrance at the time of the shooting. The 63-year-old lived in Franklin, about 20 miles north of Concord. “Chief Haas was already a hero when he walked into work [on Friday] given his service to our country, to our state, and to his community,” Formella said. The facility is New Hampshire’s only state-run psychiatric hospital for adults. Security services are provided by the N.H. Department of Security.