Distraught man shot by police officer in Derry

Jan 21, 2015 2:01 PM

NH AG: Man shot, killed by police officer after shootout in Derry


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.

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