New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2020

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

Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

Autopsy Results in the November 15, 2020 Officer-Involved Shooting in Meredith, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces additional information regarding the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, November 15, 2020, in Meredith, New Hampshire. During that incident, a Meredith Police Officer shot David Donovan, age 35.

Earlier today, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval conducted an autopsy on Mr. Donovan, and determined that the cause of his death was gunshot wounds to the abdomen and right upper extremity. Mr. Donovan was shot twice, once in the right arm and once in the abdomen. The manner of his 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 officer's formal interview is completed.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at (603) MCU-TIPS (603-628-8477) or

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