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Oct 31, 2016 4:40 PM

Claremont officer who shot and killed 25-year-old man returns to work


CLAREMONT— The Chiefs Administrative review of the police-involved shooting death of 25-year-old Cody Lafont in Claremont has been completed and the officer is back on duty.

READ: NH AG identified Claremont officer who shot and killed 25-year-old

Corporal Ian Kibbe, a two-and-a-half-year member of the Claremont Police Department, was the only officer present during the time of the shooting, police said. The attorney general's office ruled the shooting was justified on Oct. 19.

Claremont police chief Alex Scott said in a statement Monday that the officer has been returned to line-duty status effective that day.

"The report was completed on October 27, 2016 and was not released until today to provide Mr. Lafont’s family an opportunity to meet with us and review it," Scott said. You can read the full report here.

Police went to Lafont's home on Sept. 25 after Lafont repeatedly called 9-1-1. When the officer arrived, they believed Lafont had been drinking.

Lafont reportedly had a gun and stepped toward the officer, officer Corporal Ian Kibbe believed he was in danger and fired.

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