Teenager Accused Of Fatally Shooting Grandfather Outside New Hampshire Gas Station, Police Say


Aug. 8 2022, Published 2:14 p.m. ET

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A New Hampshire teenager was arrested hours he allegedly killed a grandfather outside a gas station, authorities said.

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Around 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, officers in Nashua responded to a report of a shooting at the business and found Lee Knoetig, 53, suffering a fatal gunshot wound to the chest, WBZ-TV reported.

Investigators identified 19-year-old Alexander Wheeler as a suspect in the case and arrested him for second-degree murder hours later, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

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Police have not revealed a motive for the crime. Investigators have not said how they tied the teenager to the alleged murder.

The shooting happened at a gas station, according to NBC Boston.

Wheeler is set to appear in court on Aug. 8.


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