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Officer fatally shoots man in Grafton County town

The Associated Press
Published: 10/21/2020 10:46:12 PM
Modified: 10/21/2020 10:46:06 PM

THORNTON, N.H. — A 37-year-old man died at the scene after being shot by a Thornton police officer earlier this week, the state Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday.

Ethan Freeman died of his injuries Monday, officials said. An autopsy performed Tuesday reported that Freeman died of two gunshot wounds to the chest.

No police or other civilians were injured, according to reports.

The AG’s Office on Wednesday identified the officer who shot Freeman as Matthew Yao, who has been with the Thornton Police Department for approximately three years.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.

There have been three officer-involved shootings in New Hampshire this year, including this latest one, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

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