CONCORD — Authorities announced Saturday that the victim in the deadly shooting at the New Hampshire State Hospital has been identified as Bradley Haas, 63, of Franklin.
Haas, a New Hampshire Department of Safety Security Officer, was fatally shot around 3:30 p.m. Friday while working at the hospital’s front lobby entrance.
A dedicated father and respected law enforcement veteran, Haas had previously served as Chief of the Franklin Police Department in his hometown.
His career with the Franklin Police spanned 28 years, starting as a patrol officer and followed by his service as a military police officer in the U.S. Army for three years.
The shooter, identified as John Madore spent time in NH on seacoast and Concord. police say he used a 9mm handgun to kill Haas.
Other weapons were found in a nearby U-Haul.
The incident prompted an immediate multi-agency response, with members of the New Hampshire State Police, Concord Police Department, New Hampshire State Office Complex Police, and the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office arriving at the scene.
Personnel from the Concord Fire Department also responded swiftly to the emergency.