Witness: Accused NH Officer Shooter Said He Would ‘Take Out A Cop’

By Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge has found enough evidence to proceed with a trial for a New Hampshire man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an officer.

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Police say 22-year-old Myles Webster shot Officer Daniel Doherty multiple times on March 21 in Manchester. Doherty suffered wounds to the legs and torso; he is recovering at a hospital.

During a court hearing Wednesday, police Det. Patrick Houghton testified a woman who was with Webster in a car that day said he was acting argumentative. He said if he was arrested, he would go to jail for life and would “take out a cop” if police ever came to arrest him.

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Webster’s lawyer suggested some witnesses saw more than one defendant, but Houghton said video surveillance tapes show Doherty pursing one man.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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