NH Cop Shooter Avoids Jail Time with Insanity Plea
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man charged with shooting and wounding two New Hampshire police officers last year has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and will serve five years in a state psychiatric unit.
Ian MacPherson previously pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and first-degree assault, but changed his plea.
MacPherson is accused of shooting Manchester officers Ryan Hardy and Matthew O'Connor in May 2016 after they tried to question him in a gas station armed robbery. Hardy was shot in the face and torso; O'Connor was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.
Both officers have returned to work.