CONCORD — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald has made public the names of the state troopers who were involved in an officer-involved shooting incident on Nov. 7 that resulted in injuries to an Ossipee man.
Other details surrounding the shooting still remain undisclosed.
According to a press release that was issued Nov. 8 by Kate Spiner, director of communications for the state Attorney General’s Office, “at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, Ossipee police officers responded to a residence on Oakwood Drive in Ossipee to serve John Swanson (age 53) with several legal documents and to arrest Mr. Swanson.
“Following the initial response,” Spiner said, “Mr. Swanson refused to come out of his home. Additional New Hampshire State Police officers were called to assist with the unfolding situation.
“At approximately 7:56 p.m., Mr. Swanson was shot during a confrontation with the police.”
According to the state Attorney General’s Office, Swanson sustained injuries and received medical treatment.
Attorney General MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Col. Christopher J. Wagner and Ossipee Police Chief Joseph Duchesne were working jointly on the investigation.
“No officers or other private citizens were physically injured during the incident. There is no threat to the public,” stated the Nov. 8 press release.
According to the latest press release from the state, the officers who discharged their firearms during the incident were State Police troopers Nicholas Levesque, who has been an officer for approximately seven years; Michael Cedrone, who has been an officer for approximately 15 years; and Nicholas Cyr, who has been an officer for approximately 14 years.
In August, a police blotter filed by state police listed Levesque as being a member of Troop E based out of Tamworth. Online searches show that Cyr recently was a member of Troop A based out of Epping and that Cedrone in September was a member of Troop B based in Bedford.