New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 1, 2021

Contact:
Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications
kate.giaquinto@doj.nh.gov | 603-573-6103

Scott Chase, Assistant Attorney General
Scott.d.chase@doj.nh.gov | (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 an officer-involved shooting incident that took place in Claremont, New Hampshire on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

During the evening hours of Wednesday, March 31, 2021, members of the New Hampshire State Police SWAT team responded to assist the Claremont Police Department with a male who was barricaded in 247 Sullivan Street. Claremont police officers had responded earlier in the day to that location for a report of gunshots being fired. During the incident that unfolded, gunfire was exchanged between the male and troopers resulting in the male’s death.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today to determine the deceased male’s cause and manner of death. Additional information will be released after the autopsy.

No law enforcement officers or other private citizens were physically injured during the incident. Pursuant to protocol, the name of the troopers involved in the incident are being withheld pending the conclusion of formal interviews.

The involved troopers did not have body or cruiser cameras.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658