AG Identifies Claremont Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

Staff Report
Friday, September 30, 2016

Claremont — New Hampshire authorities today released the name of the Claremont police officer who fatally shot 25-year-old Cody LaFont earlier this week and said he was the only officer present at the shooting.

The officer is identified as Cpl. Ian Kibbe, who has served on the Claremont force for more than two years, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

No recording device captured the shooting, authorities said, and the findings from an investigation “regarding whether the officer’s actions were lawful” will be released in the coming weeks, the release said.

LaFont was shot three times in the chest at his Congress Street home around 5 a.m. Sunday after calling police. Family members have said, and court records indicate, LaFont struggled with mental health issues in recent years.

Kibbe previously worked for Windsor Police before joining the Claremont department in 2014.


Posted at 1:25 p.m. For a full report, see Saturday’s Valley News.