19-year-old charged with murder in deadly shooting at Nashua gas station

NASHUA, New Hampshire — Nashua, New Hampshire Police arrested a 19-year-old man after a fatal shooting on Friday. Alexander Wheeler, of Nashua, was charged with one count of second-degree murder hours after the event, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office said.

Officers responded to a gas station on Amherst Street around 11:30 a.m. They found a man, later identified as 53-year-old Lee Knoetig, with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear what led up to the shooting.

The victim’s brother told WBZ-TV that Knoetig was a kind man who wouldn’t hurt anyone. He leaves behind children and grandchildren.

Wheeler will be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court on Monday.

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