New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 21, 2015

Benjamin J. Agati, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 419-0124

Officer-Involved Shooting Incident in Derry, New Hampshire

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn report that they are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting incident on Scobie Pond Road in Derry, New Hampshire which occurred at approximately 8:15 AM today.

At approximately 8:02 AM this morning, a 911 call was made to the Derry Police Department reporting that the caller's husband had just driven away from their home near Pinyon Lane. The female caller reported that her husband was distraught, armed with a shotgun, and suicidal. As Derry Police officers responded to the area, an officer encountered the husband's truck parked in the intersection of Scobie Pond Road and Julien Road. As the officer's cruiser approached the truck, the officer began taking gunfire from the rear of the truck. The officer returned fire. The man suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to Parkland Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The police officer did not sustain any significant injury.

The investigation remains ongoing. Identification of the man is being withheld pending notification of his family members. Anyone who was in the area of Julien and Scobie Pond Roads at the time of the shooting is asked to contact Sergeant Brian Strong at the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at (603) 223-4381.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. No further press releases are anticipated until after the autopsy.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658