AG: Gun Shots to the Head Killed Man in Officer-Involved Shooting; Manner of Death ‘Undetermined’

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Concord, NH — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce additional information concerning the officer-involved shooting that took place on September 29, 2018 in Epping, New Hampshire.

On Monday, New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval conducted an autopsy on Walter Welch, Jr., age 40, of Fremont, New Hampshire. Dr. Duval determined that the cause of Mr. Welch’s death was gunshot wounds to the head and the manner of death is undetermined.

The exact number and sequence of gunshots fired during the incident remains under active investigation.

No further information will be released until after the Trooper’s formal interview, which is expected to take place this week.

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