NH Attorney General’s Office rules man shot, killed by police in Pittsfield was justified

HOURS LATER. HERE IN LACONIA, TROY, WMUR NEWS 9. MONICA: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE SAYS THE OFFICERS WERE JUSTIFIED WHEN THEY SHOT AND KILLED A SUSPECT IN PITTSFIELD LAST JUNE. INVESTIGATORS SAY ANTHONY HANNON BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE HIS HOME AFTER LEARNING HE WAS THE SUBJECT OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION DID THE REPORT SAYS AFTER SEVERAL HOURS, HE CAME OUTSIDE THREATENING TO KILL HIMSELF OR FORCED POLICE TO KILL HIM. >> MR. HANNON REFUSED TO DISARM . HE REFUSED TO SURRENDER. THE SITUATION FACED BY THE POLICE WAS DANGEROUS AND VOLATILE. IT BECAME EVEN MORE SO WHEN MR. HANNON CONTINUED HIS ERRATIC HATER OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE. BRANDISHING THE LOADED PISTOL, FINGER ON THE TRIGGER AT HIS HEAD AND ALSO AN

New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office rules fatal shooting of man by police in Pittsfield was justified

The Attorney General’s Office said the officers were justified when they shot and killed a suspect in Pittsfield last June.Investigators said Anthony Hannon, 52, barricaded himself inside his home after learning he was the subject of a sexual assault investigation.The report said after several hours, Hannon came outside threatening to kill himself or force police to kill him.Investigators said Hannon exchanged gunfire with six members of a special operations unit.”Mr. Hannon refused to disarm. He refused to surrender. The situation faced by the police was dangerous, volatile and it became even more so when Mr. Hannon continued his erratic behavior outside his house. Brandishing the loaded pistol, finger on the trigger at his head and also in attempt to goad nearby police officers into shooting him,” said Peter Hinckley, senior assistant attorney general.>> Related: Man dies during exchange of gunfire with police in Pittsfield, authorities sayThe report also said the fact Hannon was shot in the back does not change the ruling because Hannon was moving as he confronted police, and the officers were shooting from several positions.

The Attorney General’s Office said the officers were justified when they shot and killed a suspect in Pittsfield last June.

Investigators said Anthony Hannon, 52, barricaded himself inside his home after learning he was the subject of a sexual assault investigation.

The report said after several hours, Hannon came outside threatening to kill himself or force police to kill him.

Investigators said Hannon exchanged gunfire with six members of a special operations unit.

“Mr. Hannon refused to disarm. He refused to surrender. The situation faced by the police was dangerous, volatile and it became even more so when Mr. Hannon continued his erratic behavior outside his house. Brandishing the loaded pistol, finger on the trigger at his head and also in attempt to goad nearby police officers into shooting him,” said Peter Hinckley, senior assistant attorney general.

>> Related: Man dies during exchange of gunfire with police in Pittsfield, authorities say

The report also said the fact Hannon was shot in the back does not change the ruling because Hannon was moving as he confronted police, and the officers were shooting from several positions.