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Sep 5, 2015 4:13 PM

NH AG: Merrimack man shot by police has died of gunshot wounds


MERRIMACK - The man shot by police outside a Joppa Road home on Thursday has died, according to the state Attorney General's office.

Harrison Lambert, 23, of Merrimack, was the subject of a domestic call on Thursday after police say they received reports that he'd threatened his father with a knife.

When police arrived, Lambert was apparently waiting for them at the end of the driveway at 8 Joppa Road holding a knife. It was unclear what kind of threat was made to police, but one or both officers fired multiple shots at Lambert.

Lambert was flown to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital where authorities now say he died Friday night as a result of his injuries.

The Attorney General's office reports that the Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy of Lambert on Saturday afternoon and determined his cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Lambert suffered five gunshot wounds to various parts of his body. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. Homicide is medically defined as the killing of one person by another, the news release continues.

The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone who was travelling on Joppa Road at the time of the incident and any other individuals who have other relevant information are asked to contact Sgt. Justin Rowe at the N.H. State Police Major Crime Unit at (603) 223-8849.

Lambert had a lengthy criminal history and has had several run-ins with police. According to a 2013 Merrimack Patch article, Lambert was arrested for allegedly threatening neighbors with a knife and spitting at police.

Investigators aren't sure if one or both officers fired their weapons, but both have been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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