New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications | 603-573-6103

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

Jesse O'Neill, Assistant Attorney General

Autopsy Results in the August 1, 2019 Officer-Involved Shooting in Weare, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce additional information concerning the officer-involved shooting that occurred on August 1, 2019, in Weare, New Hampshire.

Earlier today, New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval conducted an autopsy on Jeffrey Clough-Gavin (age 43). Dr. Duval determined that the cause of Mr. Clough-Gavin's death was a shotgun wound to the chest, and that his manner of death is suicide. Dr. Duval also determined that Mr. Clough-Gavin sustained additional gunshot wounds in addition to the self-inflicted shotgun wound.

The investigation into Mr. Clough-Gavin's encounter with the police preceding his encounter with police is ongoing.

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