Homicide

Police: Officer shot in face during chase to leave hospital

  • A police officer works the scene Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H., after two police officers were shot overnight. No immediate details on the shootings were available. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    A police officer works the scene Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H., after two police officers were shot overnight. No immediate details on the shootings were available. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police converge at a command post Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. after two Manchester police officers were shot overnight. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Police converge at a command post Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. after two Manchester police officers were shot overnight. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police stand guard as the search continues for a suspect who shot two police officers overnight Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.  Authorities say the officers were shot early in the morning and are recovering at hospitals. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Police stand guard as the search continues for a suspect who shot two police officers overnight Friday, May 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. Authorities say the officers were shot early in the morning and are recovering at hospitals. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on two police officers shot and wounded in Manchester, New Hampshire (all times local):

10 p.m.

Police say a Manchester officer shot and wounded while chasing an armed robbery suspect was set to be released from a Boston hospital.

Police spokesman Brian O'Keefe says 27-year-old Officer Ryan Hardy was to be discharged Saturday. Hardy was being treated for gunshots wounds to the face and torso.

Hardy and Officer Matthew O'Connor were shot minutes apart Friday morning as they pursued the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Ian MacPherson. The 28-year-old O'Connor was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and released from a hospital Friday.

Police say MacPherson was not injured during the encounter. He is being held without bail on attempted capital murder charges.

3:15 p.m.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan says the pre-dawn shootings of two Manchester police officers Friday are "a vivid reminder" of the risks that law enforcement face daily.

She made the statement while directing that flags at all public buildings be lowered to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day on Sunday.

Officers Ryan Hardy and Matthew O'Connor were shot minutes apart as they pursued an armed robbery suspect. The 28-year-old O'Connor was treated and released; 27-year-old Hardy remains hospitalized in stable condition, with gunshots wounds to the face and torso.

Ian MacPherson, of Manchester, is being held without bail on attempted capital murder charges. The 32-year-old is expected to be arraigned Monday.

It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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2:40 a.m.

A man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers in the state's largest city is facing two counts of attempted capital murder.

Thirty-two-year-old Ian MacPherson, of Manchester, was arrested early Friday after an intense three-hour pursuit. Authorities say he shot Officers Ryan Hardy and Matthew O'Connor.

Police say Hardy approached MacPherson just after 2 a.m. Friday because he matched the description of a suspect in an armed robbery of a gas station the night before. They say MacPherson shot Hardy in the face and torso. He is in stable condition.

Authorities say a half hour later, MacPherson shot O'Connor in the leg. He's out of the hospital.

MacPherson likely will be arraigned on Monday.