Jun 14, 2017 4:02 PM

Death of NH man shot by officers ruled homicide by medical examiner


HAMPTON — A Portsmouth man shot and killed by officers died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Chief Medical Examiner said.

READ: NH AG: Officers shot, killed NH man driving stolen car to get drugs in Lawrence, Mass.

An autopsy conducted on Barry Jones, 36, of Portsmouth, showed that Jones was shot twice in the torso and once in the left shoulder. Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval ruled the death a homicide.

"The exact circumstances surrounding the officer(s) discharge of his weapon remains actively under investigation," Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said.

One or two troopers fired their weapons at Jones on Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet in Hampton. This occurred after Jones allegedly stole his neighbor's pickup truck in Portsmouth, pointed a gun at someone and told the individual to drive with him to Lawrence, Massachusetts, to "get some drugs."

Anyone who saw the pick-up truck between noon and 12:30 p.m. is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-4381.

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