Former Police Chief Killed In New Hampshire Hospital Shooting, Trooper Praised For Quick Response
Authorities have identified 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 9 mm pistol when he shot and killed Bradley Haas, of Franklin, New Hampshire, a state Department of Safety Security Officer working at the hospital’s front lobby entrance around 3:30 p.m. Friday. Speaking to reporters Saturday, officials did not release the name of the state trooper who immediately responded to the scene, shooting and killing Madore, who they said most recently stayed at a hotel on the Seacoast after spending time in the Concord metro area. “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 said. “New Hampshire owes a debt of gratitude to them all,” he added. Haas had been a guard at the hospital since 2019, Attorney General John Formella said. Formella did not divulge what the role entailed but mentioned Haas was unarmed.