New Hampshire

Man Killed in Police-Involved Shooting at NH State Liquor Store

New Hampshire officials say the suspect involved in a police shooting in Hampton on Tuesday afternoon has died.

The office of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald confirmed the shooting took place shortly after 12:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet's Interstate 95 southbound location.

According to police reports, Portsmouth Police had issued a “be on the lookout” for Barry Jones, 36, of Portsmouth, at about 12 p.m. after it was reported that Jones was intoxicated and took his neighbor’s silver Ford Ranger pick-up truck.

Police said Jones was armed with a handgun and had pointed a weapon at an individual and allegedly wanted that person to drive with him to Lawrence, Massachusetts, to get some drugs.

A few minutes after taking the truck, police said Jones crashed on Grafton Drive and busted a tire but continued onto Interstate 95. He was spotted by a New Hampshire State trooper at the liquor store at 12:24 p.m.

Authorities said shortly after 12:30 p.m., there was some kind of encounter between Jones and two New Hampshire State troopers. One of the troopers may have fired their weapons at Jones outside the store.

Jones was treated at the scene and then taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he later died.

The attorney general's office and state police are investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the discharge of weapons.

The names of the officers are being withheld, pending the investigation. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact New Hampshire State Police at 603-223-4381.

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