New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella announces the identity of the officers involved in the shooting incident on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire that resulted in the death of Adnan Husejnovic, age 33.
The Manchester Police officers who discharged their weapons were:
- Sergeant Eric Joyal, who has approximately 12 years of law enforcement experience;
- Officer Jake Sawtelle, who has approximately 7 years of law enforcement experience;
- Officer Brendan Megan, who has approximately 1 year of law enforcement experience; and
- Officer Eric Cooper, who has approximately 5 years of law enforcement experience.
The New Hampshire State Troopers who discharged their weapons were:
- Trooper Tyler Duhamel, who has approximately 8 years of law enforcement experience; and
- Trooper Brendan Tallon, who has approximately 4½ years of law enforcement experience.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. It is anticipated that the report regarding whether the officers’ use of deadly force was justified will be released once the investigation is completed. No further updates are expected until the report is released.
June 19 news release:
Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces additional information concerning an officer-involved shooting earlier today in Manchester, New Hampshire.
At approximately 12:20 A.M. on Sunday, June 19, 2022, a 911 call was made upon which law enforcement officers responded to a report of a domestic violence assault in a parking lot near Rite Aid at 270 Mammoth Road in Manchester, New Hampshire. Manchester Police officers were the first to arrive on scene and were directed to a gray Toyota RAV4 parked in a parking lot. An adult female was located walking away from the vehicle with injuries, and police began a dialogue with an armed adult male subject who was still in the car and who refused to submit to arrest. A standoff ensued over an hour and a half. At approximately 2:05 A.M. the adult male, Adnan Husejnovic (age 33) of Manchester was shot. Initial information indicates that six officers discharged their weapons during the incident; four Manchester Police officers, and two New Hampshire state troopers. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:00 A.M. at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s office to determine Mr. Husejnovic’s cause and manner of death.
No law enforcement officers or other private citizens were physically injured during the shooting incident. Pursuant to protocol, the names of the officers involved in the incident are being withheld pending the conclusion of a formal interview. The initial responding officers did have body cameras. Investigators will be reviewing whether those cameras, as well as cruiser cameras or other video or audio, recorded any portion of the incident.
Additional information is not anticipated until after the autopsy results are known tomorrow.