The fuel company worker who was fatally shot while servicing a heater in a Londonderry home last week did not have a relationship with the man officials believe killed him, New Hampshire authorities said Tuesday.
The New Hampshire Attorney’s office said in a statement that while 71-year-old Richard Verville had used the company, City Fuel, in the past for problems with the heating system at his Currier Road home, authorities could find no evidence of any other interactions or relationship between Verville and Daniel Rabideau, 59.
Authorities said Rabideau, an employee for the fuel company, went to Verville’s home on May 24 to perform a scheduled, annual tune-up of the heating system. Verville shot Rabideau from behind while he was working on the system before going into another part of the house and shooting himself in the head, according to the AG’s office.
The two men were found by Londonderry police officers responding to the home for a welfare check on Verville, who was taken to a Massachusetts hospital where he died from his injuries.
The AG’s office said the violence appears to have been the result of Vervilles “significant mental health issues” and the investigation as ongoing.