New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 13, 2018

Benjamin Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Cell – (603) 419-0124
Erin Fitzgerald, Attorney

Further Information on a Suspicious Death Investigation in Claremont

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner, and Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase announce further information concerning a suspicious death investigation in Claremont, New Hampshire.

At approximately 12:14 a.m. on May 13, 2018, the Claremont Police Department received a 911 call to respond to the Imperial Buffet restaurant at 154 Washington Street in Claremont. Officers responded to the restaurant parking lot, where they discovered Jesse Jarvis, age 36, suffering from gunshot wounds. Mr. Jarvis died at that scene.

There were a considerable number of private citizens both inside and outside the restaurant at the time the incident occurred. While there is no known threat to the general public, anyone who was present at the Imperial Buffet yesterday evening after 11:30 p.m. or who has knowledge of this event is asked to contact Sgt. William Bright of the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at 603-223-4381.

Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval has scheduled an autopsy for May 14, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. No further information is expected until that autopsy is complete.

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