‘Shots fired. Officer down!’: Audio released in shooting of New Hampshire officer

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“Shots fired. Officer down!”

A frantic call for backup made just moments after Weare, New Hampshire, police entered a home on Buckley Road.

Investigators say officers were confronted by 43-year-old Jeffrey Clough-Garvin.

Weare Police Officer William Paul Lewis, 27, was shot in the arm. He underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators say officers were responding to the home for a report of an ongoing domestic violence incident. A woman was able to get out before the shooting.

At least one Weare officer fired their weapon.

The encounter was captured on police body cameras. Officers tried to negotiate with Clough-Garvin, but were unsuccessful. Eventually, they entered the home and found him dead.

The cause of death was a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest, although police say Clough-Garvin sustained additional gunshot wounds.

Authorities are withholding the name of the officer who fired his weapon, pending an investigation.

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