Jan 21, 2015 8:33 AM

N.H. AG's office confirms one person dead in officer-involved shooting in Derry


UPDATE - 2:54 p.m.

DERRY - Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn reported that they are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Scobie Pond Road in Derry.

It happened at about 8:15 a.m. on 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 had just driven away from their home near Pinyon Lane.

The female caller reported that her husband was distraught, armed with a shotgun, and suicidal.

As Derry Police officers responded to the area, an officer encountered the husband'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.

The man suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to Parkland Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The police officer did not sustain any significant injury.

The investigation remains ongoing. Identification of the man is being withheld pending notification of his family members.

Anyone who was in the area of Julien and Scobie Pond roads at the time of the shooting is asked to contact Sergeant Brian Strong at the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at (603) 223-4381.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. No further press releases are anticipated until after the autopsy.


DERRY - The N.H. Attorney General's office has confirmed that one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning.

The Attorney General's Office said the officer was okay.

Several police departments and the town of Derry mobile command vehicle responded to the scene.

The area was located near Scobie Pond Road and Julian Road.

In a press release, the AG's office said that "because the investigation is in the early stages, there are no specific details to be provided at this time. It is anticipated that further details will be provided later today."

NH1 News has several crews at the scene and will bring you the latest as soon as we get it from investigators.

Be sure to watch NH1 News at 5, 6 and 10 tonight on WBIN-TV for the latest on this developing story.

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