Police have arrested and charged a New Hampshire man in connection with a shooting that killed a semi truck driver over the weekend.
The incident occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
22 year old Manchester NH man now charged with murder in connection with death of 45 year old truck driver found shot to death on South Willow street yesterday near the Mall of NH…no word on what led to the shooting in broad daylight #7News pic.twitter.com/d7n0yTlcQG
— Steve Cooper (@scooperon7) October 30, 2022
The Manchester Police Department responded to the intersection of South Willow and Kaye streets near the Mall of New Hampshire for reports that a person had been shot.
Officers found 45 year old truck driver Dzemal Cardakovic unresponsive at the scene with an apparent gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
A local news outlet reports that a witness saw an SUV stopping and starting in traffic in front of Cardakovic’s semi truck. The witnesses said that Cardakovic exited his truck to speak to the SUV driver and was shot prior to the SUV driver fleeing the scene.
At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, two people were taken into police custody by a SWAT team following a vehicle stop.
Manchester Police later announced that Tyrese Harris, 22, had been arrested and charged with two counts of Second Degree Murder for “(1) knowingly causing the death of Dzemal Cardakovic, age 45, by shooting him with a firearm; and alternatively, for (2) recklessly causing the death of Cardakovic under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life, to wit, Harris shot Cardakovic with a firearm.“
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Cardakovic’s son and nephew were inside the truck when the shooting took place.
Cardakovic was an owner-operator with a wife and three children.