New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 19, 2017

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Assistant Attorney General
Phone number: (603) 545-1737
Via email:
Patrick Queenan, Assistant Attorney General

Officer involved shooting incident in Hopkinton, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that an investigation is ongoing into an officer involved shooting incident that occurred in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. today, a New Hampshire State Trooper spotted a stolen vehicle from Vermont driving on
I-89.  The adult male driver of that vehicle eventually stopped on I-89 in Hopkinton.  Afterwards, there was a confrontation between the driver and several police officers at the scene.  During that confrontation, the driver of the stolen vehicle was shot.  He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he is expected to recover from his injuries.

No law enforcement officers were physically injured during the incident. 

The circumstances that led to the incident are under investigation.

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