Manchester, NH police shooting suspect due in court

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March 22, 2012, 10:19 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Manchester, N.H.) - The man accused of shooting a Manchester, N.H. police officer on Wednesday night is due in court to face charges.

Myles Webster, 22, of Litchfield, is charged with attempted murder charges.

He was expected to appear in court on Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

The shooting happened just after 6:30 in the west side of Manchester, near Wayne and Putnam Streets - not far from Catholic Medial Center, where the officer is recovering.

The officer, whose name has not yet been released, underwent surgery on Wednesday night. He is currently in serious, but stable condition.

Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin spoke at a news conference late last night, providing an update on the situation.

"He suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He is at the hospital, there are many members of his family there with him at this time and they're being supported by members of the Manchester Police Department," Strelzin said.

"We're not releasing his name yet because we're trying to make sure that all his family members are notified. Once that's done we will release his name."

Many who live in Manchester simply want something to be done to make the streets safer.

"It's got to be more community action, more neighborhood watch. We have to do something to make sure that my kids - our kids - are all safe, and the police officers especially," one resident said.

The story hits very close to home. Back in 2006, Officer Michael Bricks was shot and killed in Manchester.

Tags: Manchester, police shooting, Litchfield, NH, jeff strelzin, Justin Michaels, Manchester officer shot 3/21, Manchester police officer, Manchester Police Department, Myles Webster
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