Homicide

Suspect in cops' shooting facing attempted murder charges

  • 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)

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.