New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 1, 2021

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

Scott Chase, Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

Joshua Speicher, Attorney

Additional Information Regarding the Officer-Involved Shooting in Claremont, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young announces additional information regarding the officer-involved shooting incident that took place in Claremont, New Hampshire on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. During that incident, gunfire was exchanged between Jeffrey Ely (age 40) and six members of the New Hampshire State Police SWAT team.

Earlier today, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mitchell Weinberg conducted an autopsy on Mr. Ely, and determined that his cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck, upper and lower extremities, and torso. Dr. Weinberg concluded that 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.

Pursuant to protocol, no further information will be released until after the involved Troopers' formal interviews are completed.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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