Officer-Involved Shooting

   New Hampshire State Police say a Belmont police officer fatally shot a man who pulled out a firearm during a confrontation over a warrant outside a gas station.

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald says the officer recognized Joseph Mazzitelli of Belmont as having outstanding warrants just before 3 p.m. Saturday. He says the officer confirmed it with his department and approached Mazzitelli, who displayed his weapon and was then shot.

MacDonald says Mazzitelli, 46, was pronounced dead at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. An autopsy will be performed Monday.

The New Hampshire attorney general says officers from the Keene Police Department were justified in the use of deadly force in a shooting that injured a man last month.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Wednesday the shooting happened after police responded to an apartment to assist the girlfriend of Patrick Letendre and the woman's 3-year-old daughter.

The girlfriend was removing their belongings. MacDonald said she was involved in an argument with Letendre, who prevented her from leaving. She called 911 and three officers arrived.

An investigation by the state Attorney General’s office has concluded that state troopers were justified in their use of deadly force in the shooting of a Portsmouth man last month.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, investigators released audio and video evidence of the encounter between police and Barry Jones outside the Hampton state liquor store in June.

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Police say a 25-year-old New Hampshire man has died of injuries following a shooting involving a police officer.

New Hampshire's Attorney General office is investigating the death of Cody Lafont, of Claremont, and did not release further details on the Sunday morning shooting.

An autopsy will be performed Monday.

Police responded to a 4:50 a.m. call at a Claremont residence. They say Lafont was fatally wounded during a confrontation with police. Authorities say no police officers were injured.

The Attorney General's office says it is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead in Peterborough following a brief pursuit.

The incident happened at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday on Route 136. The man has not been identified.

No police officers were hurt.

It was not immediately clear how many officers were involved in the shooting. Further details were not available.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

Josh Rogers, NHPR

 

An attorney general's office says a Derry police officer was justified in shooting a man to death in January.

The wife of 54-year-old Andrew Toto told investigators he was disabled because of mental health issues and had been drinking heavily for days before she called 911 to report that he was armed and "looking for a suicide by cop."

As police pursued him, he drove into oncoming traffic and later pulled over and fired a shotgun at Officer Kevin Ruppel.

Ruppel fired back, striking Toto in the chest.

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Attorney General Joseph Foster says police were responding to a call from a woman just after 8 a.m. who said her husband had just left their home distraught, suicidal and armed with a shotgun. 

Police located his truck at a nearby intersection and the officer approached. 

The officer returned fire and the man suffered a single, fatal gunshot wound to the head. 

Authorities are withholding the names of those involved at this time. They say the officer involved did not sustain any serious injuries. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.