Officer-involved shooting reported in New Hampshire

A suspect behind the wheel of a stolen car was shot during a confrontation with police in central New Hampshire on Friday night, authorities said.

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald’s office said in a statement that investigators were reviewing “an officer involved shooting incident that occurred in Hopkinton.”

The incident unfolded around 7 p.m. when a New Hampshire trooper spotted a car that had been stolen from Vermont traveling on I-89, MacDonald’s office said in a statement.


“The adult male driver of that vehicle eventually stopped on I-89 in Hopkinton,” the statement said. “Afterwards, there was a confrontation between the driver and several police officers at the scene.”

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“ During that confrontation, the driver of the stolen vehicle was shot. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he is expected to recover from his injuries. No law enforcement officers were physically injured during the incident,” the statement said.

The shooting remains under investigation. Police did not identify the suspect.

Traffic on I-89 South was shut down while authorities continued their probe, according to the New Hampshire Troopers Association, the union for troopers in the Granite State.

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