Nashua police shooting victim identified as local man

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NASHUA — The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has released the name of the man shot and killed by police officers in Nashua.

Heath Thompson, 40, was identified as the individual who died during a police confrontation late Saturday night.

At approximately 11:47 p.m., authorities received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at 49 Marie Avenue where an adult male was reported to be armed with a firearm.

Nashua Police officers arrived at the scene and encountered Thompson outside the home.

During the encounter, one officer used a less-than-lethal projectile, and three others discharged their firearms, striking Thompson, officials reported.

An autopsy conducted by Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval concluded that Thompson died from a gunshot wound to the chest, and the death was ruled a homicide—as defined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the killing of one person by another.

The New Hampshire Department of Justice, along with the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit, is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

In accordance with established protocol, the names of the four officers who fired their weapons will remain undisclosed until they have been formally interviewed.

Members of the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit were present at the scene throughout Sunday to collect and process evidence from the street and the nearby house where Thompson’s body was discovered.

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