UPDATE: Man accused of shooting 2 officers suffering from mental illness, dad says
MANCHESTER - The father of a man accused of shooting two New Hampshire police officers says his son has been suffering from mental illness for a long time.
Russell MacPherson spoke to reporters Monday shortly after a court hearing for 32-year-old Ian MacPherson in Manchester. He said the family will do everything they can to support him.
Ian MacPherson's lawyer entered not guilty pleas to two charges of attempted capital murder. MacPherson didn't enter the courtroom, which was filled with officers, including the two who were shot.
Police say MacPherson shot officers Ryan Hardy and Matthew O'Connor minutes apart Friday. O'Connor was shot in the leg and was on crutches Monday. Hardy was shot in the face and torso and had bandages on his face and on the back of his neck.