NH Police Officer Shot, Suspect Found Dead

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New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald looks on as State Police Col. Chris Wagner briefs the media following the shooting. (James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio)

WEARE, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Weare, New Hampshire Police officer was shot in the arm while responding to a call early Thursday morning—and the man authorities say shot him was later found dead.

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald's office said officers from the Weare Police Department responded to an ongoing domestic violence incident on Buckley Road around 1:42 a.m.

MacDonald's office said Jeffrey Clough-Garvin, 43, fired on those officers, leaving Officer William Lewis, 27, with a non-life-threatening injury to his arm.

After a large NH State Police and SWAT response and a nearly seven-hour standoff, Clough-Garvin was found dead inside the home.

It wasn't clear how Clough-Garvin died; the AG's office did say that at least one officer fired their weapon after Officer Lewis was shot.

Lewis was taken to Concord Hospital, where he is still being treated.

During the standoff, heavily-armed police could be seen moving toward the home, and nearby residents were told to shelter in place.

"All the cruisers were here and they told us what was going on," one neighbor told WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas. "Then they went around the campground, knocking on doors."

That neighbor said they actually spoke to Clough-Garvin on Wednesday.

"We talked to him yesterday," he said. "He did seem like a normal guy."

State Police Col. Chris Wagner said at a press conference that many resources were deployed.

"We deploy the helicopter, as well as our explosive ordnance disposal team," he said. "They come with certain technology that enables us to mitigate the situation safely."

 

An autopsy of Clough-Garvin will be conducted Friday.

The AG's office said both officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.

Anyone who had contact with Clough-Garvin is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police at 603-628-8477.

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WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

 

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