Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, Safety Commissioner Robert L. Quinn, and State Police Colonel Mark B. Hall announce that the victim in the deadly shooting currently under investigation at the New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire has been identified as Bradley Haas, age 63, of Franklin, New Hampshire.
Mr. Haas, a New Hampshire Department of Safety Security Officer, was shot in the line of duty while working security at the hospital’s front lobby entrance around 3:30pm Friday. Mr. Haas was a father and a law enforcement veteran who previously served as Chief of the Franklin Police Department in his hometown of Franklin, New Hampshire. He served the Franklin Police Department for 28 years, beginning as a patrol officer after serving 3 years as a military police officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Haas’ family is asking for privacy at this time.
The shooter, who is also deceased, was immediately engaged by a New Hampshire State Police Trooper assigned to the hospital. Members of New Hampshire State Police, the Concord Police Department, New Hampshire State Office Complex Police, and the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to the shooting incident along with members of the Concord Fire Department.
Investigators are not releasing the identity of the shooter at this time as the investigation into the shooting incident continues. At this point investigators with the New Hampshire State Police have searched and cleared a suspicious box truck near the scene. They determined the truck poses no safety risk.
Autopsies are scheduled for tomorrow in Concord at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Pursuant to protocol, the name of the Trooper involved in the incident is being withheld pending the conclusion of a formal interview.
At this point, the investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available while protecting the integrity of the investigation.
For family members of New Hampshire Hospital patients and staff looking for information about their loved ones, the Department of Health and Human Services has established a call center. The phone number is (603) 271-3004. The call center will remain open until further notice.
An update on the investigation will be held at 10:00am EST tomorrow, Saturday, November 18th, at the Incident Planning and Operations Center (IPOC) Media Room located at 110 Smokey Bear Boulevard in Concord, New Hampshire. Participants will include Attorney General John Formella, Governor Chris Sununu, Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn, State Police Colonel Mark Hall, and HHS Commissioner Lori Weaver.