New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 17, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Associate Attorney General
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Jesse O'Neil, Assistant Attorney General

Autopsy Results in the June 15, 2019 Officer-Involved Shooting Incident In Belmont, New Hampshire

Concord – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce additional information concerning the officer-involved shooting that took place on June 15, 2019, in Belmont, New Hampshire.

At approximately 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, there was an officer-involved shooting incident on South Road in Belmont, New Hampshire. Michael Sheehan II (age 45) of Northfield, New Hampshire was killed during that shooting incident, which involved Belmont police officers.

An autopsy was performed yesterday, which determined that Mr. Sheehan's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds of the trunk and the manner of death is homicide. As used by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another.

The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation. No further information will be released until after the involved officers' formal interviews.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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