Officer identified in fatal Grafton County shooting

Name of officer involved in Grafton County shooting released
Name of officer involved in Grafton County shooting released(WITN)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 5:22 AM EDT
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THORNTON, N.H. (WCAX) - Authorities have identified the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Grafton County, New Hampshire, man this week.

It happened Monday in the town of Thornton. The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says Ethan Freeman, 37, was shot and killed by Thornton Police Officer Matthew Yao. They say an autopsy performed Tuesday showed that Freeman died of two gunshot wounds to the chest.

Officer Yao has been an officer with the Thornton Police Department for about three years.

Authorities still aren’t saying anything about what led up to Monday’s shooting.

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