UPDATE: Second Suspect In Custody
Woman was reportedly driving in a car with the alleged shooter.
UPDATE, MARCH 23, 9:30 P.M.: Jennifer Whitfield, who was wanted by Manchester Police in connection with the March 21 shooting of Manchester Police Officer Dan Doherty, was arrested at 6:30 p.m., charged with unauthorized use of propelled vehicle or rented property. A 2005 Sonata rental car she was last seen in was also recovered, police said.
UPDATE, MARCH 23, 4 P.M.: Manchester Police are seeking the public's help in locating a rental car and female driver linked to the March 21 shooting of Officer Daniel Doherty.
The blue-green 2005 Hyundai Sonata bearing NH License Plate 314-0994 (see photos) was being driven by Jennifer Whitfield (alias – Jennifer Goupil), 35, described as 5'6" and 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Her address is unknown. Police said the shooting suspect, Myles Webster, was seen with Whitfield in the Sonata just before the shooting took place on the city's West Side.
Whitfield is currently wanted for retaining the possession of a rental car. That charge pertains to the car currently being sought.
Police ask anyone who may come into contact with or see Whitfield or the car to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711 or anonymously through the Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040.
Manchester Police Lt. Maureen Tessier said there is no information leading them to believe Whitfield is armed and dangerous, but given the gravity of the charges against Webster and their alleged association, the public is advised to be on alert should they come into contact with Whitfield.
Doherty, who was shot five times in the torso and legs, remains in serious but stable condition.
"He's improving little by little every day," Tessier said.
An earlier story follows:
Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan and Manchester Police Chief David Mara this morning announced the arrest of Myles Webster, 22 of Litchfield, who is charged with attempted murder for the shooting of Manchester Police Officer Daniel Doherty multiple times with a handgun on Wednesday.
Doherty, a Massachusetts resident, is listed in stable but serious condition at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
The shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. on March 21 on the city's West Side.
Webster, a former Dedham, Mass. resident, was arraigned on the attempted murder charge at 10 a.m. in Manchester District Court. He was held on $1 million cash bail.
A probable cause hearing was set for April 4. During the televised court procedings, Assistant County Attorney Karen Gorham told the judge that 15 rounds were allegedly fired by Webster, who "emptied his gun" at the scene.
Gov. John Lynch released the following statement this morning regarding the shooting:
“My thoughts and prayers, and those of my wife Susan, are with the officer and his entire family at this time. We pray for his quick and full recovery.
“Wednesday evening’s incident is a stark reminder of the dangers the men and women of law enforcement face everyday. This officer, like so many across our state, risked his life to keep all of us safe. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.“I want to thank Chief Mara, and the men and women of the Manchester Police Department for their dedication, their courage and professionalism in what I know is a difficult time for the department.”
According to this post on the Manchester Police website, Doherty was injured in during a 2010 foot chase that resulted in the arrest of some juveniles.
Doherty also is listed as a participant in this year's Battle of the Badges ice hockey fundraiser for ChAD, a good-natured rivalry between local police officers and firefighters, which is scheduled for March 31 at the Verizon Wireless Areana in Manchester.
Manchester Police continue to investigate the shooting.