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Conclusion in fatal NH shooting revised after officer's conduct

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Published: Oct. 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM EDT
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The New Hampshire attorney general's office has amended its conclusion in a review of a police officer's fatal shooting of a man in 2016.

Ian Kibbe was an officer in Claremont, New Hampshire. He shot and killed Cody Lafont during a confrontation at Lafont's home. The state attorney general ruled that shooting justified.

Then last year, Kibbe was convicted of lying on the job for falsifying documents. That conviction led the state to revisit the fatal shooting.

Investigators now say they can't disprove Kibbe's claim he shot Lafont in self-defense, but because Kibbe's credibility is damaged by his own conviction, the shooting is no longer considered justified.

However, Kibbe faces no criminal charges in connection with that shooting.

Kibbe is no longer with the department. He was sentenced to community service and ordered not to seek further employment in New Hampshire law enforcement following the charges for falsifying documentation of evidence.

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