NH AG rules officer-involved shooting death of Portsmouth man justified
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HAMPTON — The New Hampshire Attorney General said Thursday the actions of two officers who shot and killed a Portsmouth man in June have been ruled justified.
Gordon MacDonald said during a press conference held Thursday that Sgt. Keith Walker, a 19-year member of the State Police, and Erik Willett, a five-year member of the State Police, had reason to believe that people were in danger.
The officers fired their weapons at Barry Jones, 36, on June 13 at the N.H. Liquor & Wine Outlet in Hampton after he allegedly stole his neighbor's car, pointed a gun at someone and told the individual to drive with him to Lawrence, Massachusetts, to "get some drugs," MacDonald had said.
This story will be update later Thursday.