For Immediate Release
Posted: April 12, 2024


Reckless Conduct with Firearm

Troop B

SALEM, N.H. – On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., Troopers from the Troop B Barracks responded to I-93 North in Salem for a report of shots being fired. Multiple witnesses reported a man was indiscriminately shooting a firearm in the breakdown lane in the area of Mile Marker 0.6. Troopers were able to locate the individual and take him into custody without incident. The man was identified as Richard Cruz-Rodriguez, age 41, of Manchester, NH.

There were no reported injuries. Cruz-Rodriguez was charged with Reckless Conduct, Felonious Use of a Firearm, and Driving Under the Influence. This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Sanches at