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News Release

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2012

Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Michael S. Lewis, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3671

Officer Involved Shooting Incident in Keene, New Hampshire on Tuesday night, April 17, 2012

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn, and Keene Police Chief Kenneth Meola, announce that an investigation is ongoing into an officer-involved shooting incident in Keene, New Hampshire. The incident took place on Marlboro Street in Keene, New Hampshire, in the area of the Keene Police Department at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

The incident began after officers from the Keene Police Department responded to an on-going burglary complaint at Diversified Computers at 255 West Street in Keene. When officers arrived, they observed at least one suspect on the roof of Diversified Computers. Two persons fleeing the scene were arrested after a short foot pursuit. Those individuals have been identified as William Rodriquez and Jonathan Figueroa. They will be arraigned this morning in Keene District Court on charges of Attempted Burglary.

Another suspect in this attempted burglary left the scene in a vehicle. Officers pursued the suspect to Marlboro Street. The suspect briefly parked his vehicle at an address near the corner of Marlboro and Prescott Streets and exited the vehicle. After an officer briefly pursued the suspect on foot, the suspect re-entered his vehicle and attempted to escape. In the course of this escape, two officers fired at the vehicle killing the suspect, who remains unidentified. An autopsy will be done on the deceased on Thursday, April 19, 2012, to determine his exact cause and manner of death.

The investigation is still on-going.

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