BRENTWOOD, N. H. – A man charged with the shooting and wounding of two New Hampshire police officers have pleaded not guilty due to insanity and will serve five years in a state psychiatric unit.
Ian MacPherson previously pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault but changed his plea.
WMUR-TV reported Thursday that the Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Andrew Schulman ordered MacPherson to serve five years in a state prison psychiatric unit.
MacPherson was accused of shooting Manchester officers Ryan Hardy and Matthew O’connor in May 2016, after they tried to put him in a gas station robbery.
Hardy was shot in the face and the trunk. O’connor was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. Both officers have returned to work.
This story is corrected to the shooting happened in 2016, and not that of last year.