New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2018

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 657-4904

Arrest in Connection With Suspicious Death in Amherst, New Hampshire

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Amherst Police Chief Mark O. Reams announce that Bryson Peluso (age 27) has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder for recklessly causing the death of Brandon Kluz (age 23) under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by shooting him with a handgun. The incident occurred at 19 Baboosic Lake Road in Amherst, New Hampshire, at about 1:00 a.m. on November 22, 2018. An autopsy will be performed Friday morning by the New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Sergeant Marc Beaudoin of the New Hampshire State Major Crime Unit at (603) 223-4381.

Mr. Peluso's arraignment is scheduled for Friday, November 23, 2018, at Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua. The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Peluso is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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