For Immediate Release
May 12, 2022

Contact

Amber Lagace, Public Relations & Community Outreach
(603) 223-8434 | Amber.M.Lagace@dos.nh.gov

Troopers Respond to Report of Shots Fired

Columbia, NH – On May 12, 2022 at approximately 9:51 AM, troopers from the New Hampshire State Police Troop F barracks were dispatched to the report of a male who had discharged a handgun at two individuals on Meriden Hill in the Town of Columbia. Upon initial investigation, it was determined that a male, later identified as Aron Theriault, Age 25 of Columbia, NH, discharged a handgun at two individuals who were at a residence in Columbia doing construction. No individuals were struck by the gunfire and the male fled the scene.

Police were able to locate Mr. Theriault at a seasonal camp on Washburn Road in the Town of Columbia.  Troopers were able to de-escalate the situation and took Mr. Theriault into custody without incident. He is being evaluated and treated at the Upper Connecticut Valley Regional Hospital.nbsp; Charges are expected.

The New Hampshire State Police Troop F barracks were assisted by NH Fish and Game, US Border Patrol and the Colebrook Police Department.

This investigation is ongoing and if anyone has additional information, please contact Sergeant Shawn Torsey at (603) 223-8940 or by email at Shawn.M.Torsey@dos.nh.gov.