MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Multiple police officers fired their weapons during a confrontation with an armed person in Manchester, New Hampshire early Friday morning that left the person dead, officials said.
Officers responding to a report of a person armed with a firearm at 1143 Mammoth Road around 3:25 a.m. found the armed person outside of the home, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. During the ensuing encounter, officials said multiple Manchester police officers discharged their firearms and the person was struck.
Life-saving measures were attempted, but the person died.
“It’s sad, but I guess the police have to do what they have to do in a time like that,” neighbor Noelle Inoa said.
Officials said the names of the officers involved are being withheld pending an investigation, and that the initial responding officers were wearing body-worn cameras.
“It’s a scary thing. People are losing their life left and right for no specific reason,“ neighbor Jan LeBlanc said.
Throughout the morning and early afternoon, authorities remained on scene at the Wellington Terrace Apartments complex along with the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit, collecting evidence.
In an update, officials identified the person killed as Alex Naone, 26 of Hooksett. The AG’s office said an autopsy determined Naone’s cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. The manner of death was ruled to be a homicide.
In addition to officers who fired their guns, the AG’s office said one additional Manchester Police Officer fired a less-lethal munition during the incident Friday morning. The AG’s office said no officers or other private citizens were physically hurt during the incident.
The incident remained under investigation as of Friday evening.
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