Manchester Police Shoot and Kill Robbery Suspect in New Hampshire
In a tragic incident, Manchester police shot and killed a man wanted in connection to a robbery on Friday. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Jake Chiaradonna, was being pursued by officers when the shooting occurred.
According to authorities, the robbery took place on Thursday, and Chiaradonna was identified as the suspect on Friday morning. Officers received a tip that he was in the area of Pine and Plummer streets in Manchester, leading to the confrontation.
Upon locating Chiaradonna hiding inside a stolen vehicle, officers attempted to apprehend him. Despite their efforts, Chiaradonna initially refused to leave the vehicle. The situation escalated when he stabbed a police dog with a screwdriver.
In an effort to subdue Chiaradonna, officers deployed a K-9 unit, but it was unsuccessful. Chiaradonna then fled on foot, with police and the K-9 in pursuit. During the confrontation, an officer fired on Chiaradonna, resulting in his eventual death.
Chiaradonna was taken to a local hospital, where he passed away several hours later. An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday. Fortunately, no officers were injured during the altercation.
This is not the first time Chiaradonna has been involved in criminal activity. In 2017, he pleaded guilty to robbing two banks in Rochester just days apart.
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg expressed confidence in the actions of his officers, describing Chiaradonna as a dangerous individual. The shooting is currently under investigation by the attorney general’s office and New Hampshire State Police.
It is important to note that the injured police dog received medical treatment for its wounds. The incident serves as a reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face in the line of duty.
The Manchester community is grappling with the aftermath of this tragic event, and authorities are working diligently to gather all the facts surrounding the incident. Updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.