Claremont, NH – In the early hours of Sunday, January 28, 2024, Claremont Police Officers swiftly responded to reports of shots fired on Front Street. According to a press release issued by the Claremont Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 4:44 AM.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a juvenile, identified as BP, who had sustained a gunshot wound. It was revealed that BP had encountered an individual attempting to steal from a vehicle while en route to work. A confrontation ensued, leading to the suspect firing multiple rounds from a stolen firearm, ultimately striking BP in the left shoulder.
BP was immediately transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where they are currently in stable but serious condition. Meanwhile, Claremont Police, with the assistance of a K-9 unit, meticulously searched the neighborhood for evidence. Their efforts paid off, as they were able to recover the stolen firearm and a duffle bag filled with stolen property.
Surveillance footage from various locations proved instrumental in identifying the suspect’s escape route and physical description. Within a few hours of the incident, Claremont Police Officers successfully apprehended the alleged perpetrator, identified as 24-year-old Jared Strickland of Claremont, NH.
Strickland now faces a range of charges, including 1st Degree Assault, Robbery, Criminal Mischief (Felony), Theft (Class-A Felony), Falsifying Physical Evidence, and Receiving Stolen Property. Authorities have also noted that these offenses occurred while Strickland was out on bail.
The investigation into the incident remains highly active, with law enforcement anticipating additional charges and arrests. Detectives are urging the public to come forward with any information that could aid in the ongoing investigation. They can contact Det. Sgt. Trevor Dickerman at 603-542-7010 or the Claremont Police anonymous tip line at 603-542-7026.
As the investigation progresses, further updates will be provided. The Claremont Police Department is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of its community, and they will continue to work diligently to bring justice to this case.