WATCH: Cellphone video captures moments of officer-involved shooting at NH liquor store
HAMPTON — An employee of the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet recorded officers shooting a suspect after a confrontation and gave his account of how the events unfolded Tuesday.
Chris Wadleigh, a worker at the Hampton Liquor and Wine Outlet on Interstate-95 South, shared videos on Facebook from his point of view during the officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon.
In Wadleigh's videos, officers can be seen near the front corner of the liquor store engaging with someone out of sight. The officers were heard yelling at 36-year-old Portsmouth resident Barry Jones, "Get on the ground. Do not move!" immediately before at least one shot is fired.
Wadleigh approached the scene, but another police officer pulled up and told everyone near the store to get to their cars. According to Wadleigh, the officer threatened to arrest him if he didn't return to his car.
As the police circled the area where the shot was fired, Wadleigh told another witness that he was an employee of the store, but that he had been on break standing next to the suspect before police arrived on scene.
During one of the videos, Wadleigh said, "A Statie told (people in the store) to get out of the way, and then, all of a sudden, they started shooting."
When asked by another witness whether the suspect had a gun, Wadleigh replied, "He must've. They shot him."
On Wednesday, the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office ruled Jone's death a homicide.