A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED THEM VERY MUCH, BOTH OF THEM. A WOMAN IS DEAD AND A MAN IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE … INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE IT WAS AN 11 YEAR OLD CHILD WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER IN A DOUBLE SHOOTING IN ALTON. CLIP 17 7:02-7:09 AN ADULT FEMALE, LIZETTE ECKERT, AGE 50 WHO HAD SUFFERED A GUNSHOT WOUND WAS FOUND DECEASED AT THE SCENE. 48 YEAR OLD JAMES ECKERT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HE WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES. THE 911 CALL CAME AROUND 7:30 IN THE MORNING FOR A SHOOTING ON DOBBINS WAY . THE CHILD SUSPECT WAS FOUND NEARBY TWO HOURS LATER. CLIP 17 7:51-8:02 THE JUVENILE WHO WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY THIS MORNING HAS SINCE BEEN CHARGED UNDER THE JUVENILE LAWS IN THIS STATE WITH ONE COUNT OF RECKLESS SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND ONE COUNT OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. CLIP 12 4:20-4:26 I MEAN I CAN’T IDENTIFY WITH THE PAIN HIS EXTENDED FAMILY IS FEELING. THE DOORS WERE OPEN AT COMMUNITY CHURCH OF ALTON FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDED SUPPORT .. REVEREND SAM HOLLO SAYS JAMES ECKERT IS KNOWN TO MANY CHURCH MEMBERS. CLIP 10 :33-:40 A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE GONE TO HIM FOR HELP IN HIS WORK THAT HE DOES, I KNOW HIM PERSONALLY VERY WELL PEOPLE ARE ALSO PRAYING FOR THE CHILD. CLIP 12 3:10-3:18 IT JUST PROVES TO ME THAT SATAN IS ALIVE AND WELL AND WORKING IN THIS YOUNG MAN’S LIFE I GUESS. CLIP 10 1:32-1:38 WE ALSO KNOW THAT GOD CAN TAKE SOMETHING EVIL LIKE THIS AND USE IT FOR GOOD, HOPEFULLY IT CAN WORK IN THIS KID’S LIFE. AT THIS POINT THE AG’S OFFICE COULD NOT COMMENT ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANYONE INVOLVED… OR IF THERE WERE ANY *OTHER CHILDREN IN THE HOME AT THE TIME. AN AUTOPSY FOR LIZETTE IS SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW. LIVE IN ALTON, SL WMUR NEWS NINE
11-year-old charged after woman killed, man injured in Alton shooting
Few details released because of suspect’s age
An 11-year-old was taken into custody Friday morning after a woman was killed and a man critically injured in a shooting in Alton, officials said.Police responded to a 911 call at a home on Dobbins Way about 7:30 a.m., officials said. Lizette Eckert, 50, was found dead of a gunshot wound, and James Eckert, 48, was critically injured with a gunshot wound, officials said.>>View raw video of press conference held by AG’s officeAssistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said a juvenile had been taken into custody, but because a juvenile is involved, he could release few details. Ward said the juvenile was charged with one count of reckless second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. “This was an incredibly tragic incident with a juvenile involved,” Ward said.>>Download the FREE WMUR appWard said he could not release the relationship between the two victims. James Eckert was being was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.The suspect was taken into custody about 9 a.m., sources said. Ward said he could give no details on where the juvenile was found.A woman who lives nearby said she got a knock on her door shortly after the shooting was reported.>>See raw video from the scene”A policeman came to my door and told me that somebody had been shot and K-9 dogs were out trying to find the suspect and he was 11 years old,” resident Pat Holland said.Two nearby schools were placed into secure campus mode while the situation was ongoing. Prospect Mountain School Principal Jay Fitzpatrick said there was no immediate threat to the school, but measures were put in place as a precaution.”We secure all doors,” he said. “Staff personnel are next to all doors. Nobody comes in and nobody leaves without being picked up by a parent.”The Community Church of Alton opened its doors Friday for anyone who wanted to visit and pray. The Rev. Sam Hollo said that although the church doesn’t have confirmation on who was involved in the shooting, he believes the victims are known to many members of the church.”We also know that God can take something evil like this and use it for good,” Hollo said. “Hopefully, it can work in this kid’s life.”Members of the church plan to be available to the community Saturday, and a special service is planned for Sunday.
ALTON, N.H. — An 11-year-old was taken into custody Friday morning after a woman was killed and a man critically injured in a shooting in Alton, officials said.Police responded to a 911 call at a home on Dobbins Way about 7:30 a.m., officials said. Lizette Eckert, 50, was found dead of a gunshot wound, and James Eckert, 48, was critically injured with a gunshot wound, officials said.