WEARE, N.H. (WHDH) - The New Hampshire Attorney General cleared a police officer in the shooting of a man who opened fire on police in Weare earlier this year, releasing body camera footage of the shootout.
Officers responding to a report of domestic violence at a Buckley Road home at 1:40 a.m. on July 31 exchanged shots with Jeffrey Clough-Garvin, according to a 22-page report released by the Attorney General’s office Monday. Clough-Garvin was armed with a pistol and a shotgun and shot Officer William Paul Lewis twice in the arm, according to the report.
Clough-Garvin baited police, telling them to kill him, but while officers fired shots an autopsy showed he took his own life, according to the report.
“[The officers] took action they thought necessary at the time,” said Weare Police Chief Christopher Moore.
Lewis is undergoing rehab and hopes to be back on the job by next summer.
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