Jan 22, 2015 2:16 PM

AG identifies Derry man shot, killed by police officer


DERRY - The Attorney General has identified a Derry man shot by a police officer.

The Attorney General says Andrew Toto, 54, used a shotgun to fire at the officer on Scobie Pond Road on Tuesday.

According to an autopsy by the state medical examiner's office, Toto died from a single gunshot wound to the chest and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

The incident happened at about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said that at about 8:02 a.m., a 911 call was made to the Derry Police Department reporting that the caller's husband, Toto, had just driven away from their home near Pinyon Lane.

The woman reported that Toto was distraught, armed with a shotgun and suicidal.

As Derry Police officers responded to the area, an officer encountered Toto's truck parked in the intersection of Scobie Pond Road and Julien Road. As the officer's cruiser approached the truck, the officer began taking gunfire from the rear of the truck. The officer returned fire.

Toto was transported to Parkland Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The police officer, who was not shot, did not suffer any significant injuries.

The investigation into the shooting continues. Anyone with information is being asked to
contact Sgt. Brian Strong at the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at (603)223-4381.


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