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Officer hurt, man found dead after exchange of gunfire

August 1, 2019
Weare police officer Chad Averill waits as he stands guard at the end of Buckley Road in Weare, N.H., Thursday, August 1, 2019 after a fellow officer was shot overnight. Authorities in New Hampshire say a police officer was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with a man inside a home and that the man was later found dead. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)
Weare police officer Chad Averill waits as he stands guard at the end of Buckley Road in Weare, N.H., Thursday, August 1, 2019 after a fellow officer was shot overnight. Authorities in New Hampshire say a police officer was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with a man inside a home and that the man was later found dead. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)

WEARE, N.H. (AP) — A police officer responding to a domestic violence call at a home was shot in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with a man inside the house, and the man was later found dead, New Hampshire authorities said Thursday.

Police said the injury to Weare Police Officer William Lewis, 27, was non-life-threatening, and he was taken to a hospital, where he awaited surgery. The shooting happened shortly after 1:45 a.m.

At least one other officer was inside the house and fired his weapon, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said. The officers withdrew after the shootings.

The man, identified as Jeffrey Clough-Garvin, 43, remained in the house, which was surrounded by state police SWAT team officers. Police tried to reach out to him. Clough-Garvin was found dead inside at about 8:30 a.m. An autopsy was planned.

No one else was hurt.

MacDonald said the Weare officers wore body cameras and images of the event were captured.

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