Manchester shooting ruled a homicide, investigation continues

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CONCORD — Attorney General John M. Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg provided new details on Monday about the investigation into a suspicious death over the weekend.

At approximately 1:12 a.m. on Nov. 18, Manchester Police were dispatched to 61 Lowell Street after reports of a motor vehicle accident.

Less than an hour later, at about 2:02 a.m., officers returned to the scene following reports of a shooting.

They found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim, later identified as Carlos Rodriguez, 42, of Manchester, was taken to Elliot Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval performed an autopsy and concluded that Rodriguez died from multiple gunshot wounds, with the manner of death being homicide.

The series of events that led from the initial car accident to the fatal shooting is still under investigation.

Authorities have not suggested that there is any specific threat to the public at this time.

Manchester Police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident between 1:00 and 2:02 a.m. Saturday outside 61 Lowell Street.

Tips can be directed to the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711, specifically requesting the Detective Unit.

As the probe into Rodriguez’s death continues, investigators are considering all possibilities, including whether the shooting was an act of self-defense.

Officials assured that additional details will be shared as they become available, taking care to maintain the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

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