Suspected gunman, 2 others arrested after shooting in Merrimack, NH

MERRIMACK, N.H. (WHDH) - A suspected gunman and two other people were arrested Wednesday after a shooting in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Officers responding to the shooting near the boat ramp on Mill Street just after 6 p.m. found a victim shot in the chest, police said. Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown.

As Police Chief Denise Roy spoke with reporters a few hours after the shooting, officers radioed that they had the suspected gunman, 22-year-old Jackson Crawford, under arrest. Officers took Crawford and two other people – 18-year-old Robert J. Brown and a 17-year-old – into custody after finding them walking down Daniel Webster Highway, police said.

“While we were speaking, our officers were able to identify subjects walking down the road and immediately observed that one of them was Jackson Crawford,” Roy said.

Officers found the loaded gun discarded off the roadway a short distance from the scene, police said.

Crawford’s clothing and shoes were taken as evidence.

Crawford is facing several charges including attempted murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a deadly weapon.

Jackson R. Crawford

Brown was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, falsifying physical evidence and resisting arrest.

Robert J. Brown

Crawford and Brown are scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

The 17-year-old, who is not being identified due to his age, will appear in juvenile court.

The shooting is under investigation.

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