AG Releases Names of Troopers in Fatal Shooting of Civilian in Rochester

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Attorney General John Formella

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces the identity of the two New Hampshire State Troopers who discharged weapons during a shooting incident on March 8, 2024, in Rochester, New Hampshire that resulted in the death of Joseph Russell (age 36). Sergeant Gary Wood and Trooper Jacob Hunt discharged their firearms during this incident.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

It is anticipated that the report regarding the incident and whether the officers’ use of deadly force was justified will be released once the investigation is completed. No further updates are expected until that report is released.

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