Investigation shows officers justified in deadly Peterboro shooting

PETERBOROGH, NH (WHDH) — An investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Peterborough, New Hampshire, found officers were legally justified in their actions.

A man was killed after a confrontation with police in June.

Police said 19-year-old Lane Lesko of Michigan who was being pursued drove off and slammed his BMW into a tree.

Investigators said officers then shot and killed him when he got out his car and confronted them.

No police officers were injured.

An autopsy revealed Lesko’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound.

After the shooting, Lesko’s gun was examined and determined to have been a loaded BB pistol.

The investigation found officers would have had no way of knowing that.

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