Authorities have opened an investigation following a shooting involving an officer in Manchester, New Hampshire, which left one person dead early Friday morning.
Officers responding to a 911 call for a report of a person with a gun at 1143 Mammoth Road just before 3:30 a.m. encountered the individual in question outside a home in a residential complex. apartments and eventually opened fire, according to New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella.
“Several Manchester police eventually discharged their firearms,” Formella’s office said in a statement. “Rescue measures were attempted, but the armed resident was shot and died.”
The identity of the individual has not been made public. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Video from the scene showed much of the compound surrounded by yellow police tape, a slew of evidence markers strewn across the floor and a number of officers scouring the grounds.
No officers or other residents were injured in the incident and authorities say there is no threat to the public.
“As per protocol, the names of officers involved in the incident are being withheld pending the conclusion of formal interviews,” Formella’s office added. “The first officers to respond had body-worn cameras.”
The exact circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation. Further details are expected to be released once the autopsy is complete.
The shooting involving an officer marks the third in Manchester last year.
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