Gunman in green trench coat who shot 2 Manchester cops also robbed gas station
MANCHESTER - The man in custody for shooting two police officers this morning is believed to be the same masked man who robbed a Shell Station on Eddy Road early Thursday, sources tell NH1 News.
The alleged cop shooter was taken into custody at 6:55 a.m. on Dubuque Street. The two officers, one who was shot in the leg and the other shot in the neck, are reportedly in doing well. One remains hospitalized in stable condition. The other officer has been released.
Officers at the scene of the shooting relayed dramatic radio calls, yelling "shots fired" repeatedly and describing the suspect as having long hair and wearing a green trench coat. The masked gunman in Thursday's robbery was caught on surveillance tape wearing a green trench coat. The cashier pressed the panic alarm when the suspect armed with a handgun demanded cash. The gunman then fled.
The shooting of the two police officers occurred at approximately 2 a.m. this morning. The first officer was shot in the area of Ferry and Second streets. The second officer was shot less than a mile away in the area of Putnam and Dubuque streets.
A shelter-in-place order in the area of Wayne, Putnam, and Rimmons streets was lifted about 10:15 this morning.
Schools in the west end of Manchester as well as Granite State College's Manchester location were closed for the day because of the search.
One of the officers was taken to Catholic Medical Center and the other was taken to Elliot Hospital.
CMC also has said access is limited at its facility until further notice.