MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - An officer-involved shooting in Manchester, New Hampshire remained under investigation Monday after police said an officer shot an 18-year-old after the 18-year-old allegedly pointed a weapon at officers.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced the investigation after the shooting, which took place overnight on Maple Street.
Police later provided a photo of what investigators determined was a BB gun that they said the 18-year-old suspect pointed at officers.
Police said one officer opened fire, hitting the teen once.
The teen was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before he was arrested at the hospital on several charges including reckless conduct. The teen was in stable condition as of Monday morning, according to the Attorney General’s Office.
The New Hampshire Attorney General said police responded after they received calls that the teen allegedly behind the wheel of a Nissan convertible was doing burnouts and driving recklessly.
When police located the car, they said the driver sped away.
Police discontinued a brief pursuit before the teen was located at a nearby parking lot.
Investigators said the teen had been at the police station earlier in the night acting irate.
The AG is now receiving surveillance video from cameras in the area and from body cameras worn by police.
The AG will ultimately determine if this officer involved shooting was justified.
The 18-year-old could be arraigned on charges as early as Tuesday.
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