Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

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Police investigate incident involving a man in the area of Bridge and Beech Streets in Manchester.

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces the following update on the investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday morning on Bridge Street in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The adult male involved in yesterday morning’s officer-involved shooting has been identified as Andrew E. Smith, age 56, of Manchester, New Hampshire.  Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval conducted an autopsy of Mr. Smith’s body today.  Dr. Duval determined that the cause of his death was multiple gunshot wounds of the chest and abdomen, and the manner of death was homicide.  As used by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another.

The investigation by the New Hampshire Department of Justice with the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit into this event is ongoing.  The identity of the officer using deadly force will not be disclosed until formal interviews take place; this is expected to take place in the next 5 to 10 business days.  The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation.

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