Claremont Police shoot man dead on Congress Street


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Eric Francis

Confrontation took place just before 5 a.m. Sunday

CLAREMONT, NH - A 25-year-old Claremont resident was shot dead by police early Sunday morning during what was described as a "confrontation" at a residence on Congress Street, which is in a small residential neighborhood diagonally across the Sugar River from the Tractor Supply Store.

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    The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office has taken the lead on the investigation because it is an officer-involved shooting and the office announced late Sunday morning that the deceased individual is Cody LaFont of Claremont.

    LaFont grew up in Ascutney, Vermont just across the Connecticut River from Claremont.

    "The incident occurred at approximately 4:50 a.m. this morning in Claremont following a call for (police) service to a residence," the AG's office explained in a press release.  "An adult male at the residence was fatally wounded during a confrontation with police.  No police officers were physically injured during the incident."

    An autopsy will be performed on LaFont on Monday at the New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner's Office to determine his exact cause and manner of death.

    The AG's office said the circumstances that led up to the fatal shooting are still being investigated and no further updates on the case are expected on Sunday.

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