Madore stormed the psychiatric facility on the afternoon of Friday, November 17th 2023 and shot dead Bradley Haas, 63, a state Department of Safety security officer in the front lobby of the facility.
A New Hampshire state police trooper quickly fired back at Madore and killed him with multiple shots.
Police identified the shooter a couple of days later, revealing John Madore had perpetrated the act.
In the days following the shooting, more information is now trickling out about Madore, including his past ties to the hospital which may explain why he targeted the facility.
Join us in this article as we break down what we know of John Madore Concord NH – the New Hampshire State Hospital shooter.
Who is John Madore Concord NH?
John Madore is a 33-year-old American male from Concord NH who gained infamy after carrying out a shooting at the psychiatric hospital in his home state.
Madore stormed the New Hampshire Hospital on Friday, November 17th 2023 and shot dead a 63-year-old secrurity officer, Bradley Haas before being shot dead himself.
He was reportedly a homeless man who lived in hotels both in Downtown Concord and on the Seacoast.
The Associated Press reported Saturday: “a shooter killed a security guard in the lobby of New Hampshire’s state psychiatric hospital on Friday before being fatally shot by a state trooper.
“The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at New Hampshire Hospital and was contained to the front lobby of the 185-bed facility, State Police Col. Mark Hall said at a news conference.
“He said CPR was performed on the victim, who later died at Concord Hospital,”
Authorities identified the victim as Bradley Haas, 63 years old. The suspect was later identified as John Madore of New Hampshire.
Whilst police initially did not determine a motive, court records unsealed by WBRC reveal a history with the facility.
In 2016, Madore faced assault charges that were later dismissed, according to a court summary of the case.
The summary, without elaborating, indicates that a judge had ordered Madore to be transported from New Hampshire Hospital for a court hearing.
The 33-year-old was in the Strafford County Superior Court for an assault case in 2016 where he was charged with second-degree assault, simple assault, and reckless conduct at the time – but those charges were dropped.
John Madore NH was a patient at the hospital for a period of time while he was appearing in court for the assault case, according to former county prosecutor Patricia Lafrance.
In January 2017, a judge ordered Madore to be transferred from the hospital for a status hearing.
“It looks to me, almost seven years ago now, that this person at one point would have been in the NH state hospital and that he would have needed to be transferred to the superior court for some type of status conference,” Lafrance said, according to News 9 investigates.
WMUR reported that Madore worked as a peer support specialist at Riverbend Community Mental Health for about a month in the summer of 2019.
Investigators on Saturday provided little on Madore’s background, motive, or possible connections to the hospital.
“I can’t comment because we’re still gathering facts, we’re still sifting through this.
“It’s important not to pre-judge this and jump to conclusions before we’ve had a chance to gather all the facts,” said New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella.
Madore was most recently living in a hotel in the Seacoast region and also had lived in Concord, according to Formella.
He was wielding a 9mm pistol and had additional ammunition on him when he shot Haas, who was unarmed.
Police also found an AR-style rifle, a tactical vest and several ammunition magazines in a U-Haul truck in the hospital’s parking lot and were investigating connections between the truck and Madore.
“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,” a statement from the attorney general’s office in the wake of the shooting said.
The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. and was contained to the front lobby of the 185-bed facility,
On the day John Madore NH attacked the facility, there were 152 patient beds occupied at the hospital according to a daily patient census report by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
The facility is the only state-run psychiatric hospital for adults in New Hampshire,
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“We have a lot of work to do to really figure out who this man was, why he might have done what he did, what led up to this incident,” Formella said Saturday
The hospital remained in operation but was closed to visitors Friday evening, said Lori Weaver, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services
“This is a difficult and unimaginable day for our employees and for our community,” she said.
“We will continue to make resources available in the coming hours and days.”
“Our dedicated staff will continue to provide skilled, compassionate care as they do every day,” she said.
John Madore NH Mental Health History
John Madore NH, the New Hampshire Hospital shooter, has a complicated mental health history which involved the facility he would later attempt to shoot up.
A comprehensive summary from Patch.com reads…
Madore, according to superior court records, was a patient at the hospital for an unknown length of time.
He was arrested in January 2016 on second-degree assault, simple assault, and reckless conduct charges, all felonies, in Strafford.
He was arraigned on the charges in Strafford County Superior Court and offered $5,000 cash bail with conditions.
A letter from Strafford County Community Corrections was sent to the court in late January 2016.
However, in February 2016, a motion was made to determine Madore’s competency. It was sealed later.
After about a month, the motion was granted. Madore violated his bail conditions and on March 3, 2016, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
In April 2016, a motion to vacate the charges was denied. Other documents were sealed in the case and another warrant was issued for Madore’s arrest in May 2016.
Strafford County Community Corrections performed an assessment review and Madore had a change in attorneys. His new bail was also set at $50,000 cash.
Two weeks later, his new attorney made a motion to lower bail and it was granted.
In July 2016, another competency evaluation was sealed.
In October 2016, the simple assault charge against Madore was “dismissed without prejudice,” according to court records, and about two months later, he was sent to the New Hampshire State Hospital.
A status conference and another hearing were held on Jan. 6, 2017, with information also sealed two days later.
More hearings were held in 2017 and another competency evaluation held and sealed in September 2017.
In October 2017, while still in the state hospital, he appeared at a status conference in Stafford County Superior Court. On Oct. 18, 2017, the second-degree assault and reckless conduct charges were nolle prossed.
Court records indicated he was transported between the state hospital and the superior court to attend hearings.
Details about Madore’s time in the state hospital are not public records due to federal HIPAA laws, which protect the medical history of Americans even when they have died or killed people.
Who is Bradley Haas?
Bradley Haas was the 63-year old victim of the New Hampshire State shooting which saw John Madore storm the facility.
Bradley Haas was working as a state Department of Safety security officer at the front lobby entrance of the New Hampshire State Hospital Friday when he was killed.
State Attorney General John Formella said John Madore NH used a 9mm pistol to kill Bradley Haas.
Formella issued a news release after autopsies were conducted Saturday showing former Franklin Police Chief Bradley Haas and John Madore both died from multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of their deaths was homicide.
“I offer my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of security officer and former Franklin Police Chief Bradley Haas,” he said.
“He proudly spent decades serving and protecting his hometown and his state.”
Gov. Chris Sununu called Haas a “hero”.
Haas lived in Franklin, a small town about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Concord.
He worked as a police officer for 28 years and rose to become police chief.
Formella said Haas was shot in the line of duty.
Bradley Haas served for 28 years for the Franklin Police and rose to be its chief and prior to that served in the Armed Services.
“He was already a hero given his service [before the attack],” Formella said, and was just beginning his shift at a job he had held since 2019, and he died “protecting patients.”
“Words cannot express the condolences,” Formella said.
The Franklin Police Department posted photo on social media of their former chief Bradley Haas who was working as a security officer Friday when he was shot to death.
“Chief Haas dedicated 26 years to the City and department culminating in his tenure as chief. He retired in 2008,” their statement read.
“He continued to dedicate his time to the NH community by serving as a security officer helping and protecting those at the NH State Hospital.
“The FPD will honor his memory by flying our flags at half staff and wearing mourning bands in our badges.”
Haas was not armed at the time of the incident as he does not carry a firearm in his current position.
He had been employed in the position since 2019.
New Hampshire Hospital shooting
Around 3:40 p.m. Friday afternoon, New Hampshire State Police said they received word of an active shooter at New Hampshire Hospital, the state psychiatric facility in Concord.
Authorities said a gunman entered the lobby of the hospital and — before making it past the facility’s metal detectors — shot 63-year-old Bradley Haas, who was working as a security officer guarding the facility.
A state trooper stationed at the hospital shot and killed the suspect on the scene.
“All indications are that the actions of this trooper saved a lot of lives, and that this trooper’s actions were heroic,” New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said.
State officials said Haas was given CPR on the scene and taken to nearby Concord Hospital, located less than two miles away, but died as a result of the shooting.
“He will now be remembered forever as a man who died protecting patients, staff and visitors at New Hampshire Hospital,” Formella said of Haas.
“So we cannot say enough how grateful we are to him for his service, and words cannot express the condolences that we would like to send to his family, friends and loved ones.”
Autopsies completed Saturday concluded that both Haas and the gunman died from multiple gunshot wounds. It does not appear that any patients, visitors or other staff were injured.
Formella said several other people were in the lobby at the time of the shooting.
The state is not yet identifying the state trooper who shot the suspect, saying they’re withholding that information “pending the conclusion of a formal interview.” Formella said it is “normal procedure” to have a state trooper stationed at the state psychiatric facility.
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