Manchester man identified as victim in fatal police shooting in Weare
State officials yesterday identified the man killed in a confrontation with Weare police officers during an undercover drug bust Wednesday night.
Alex Cora DeJesus, 35, of Manchester, allegedly tried to flee after several Weare officers and two confidential police informants tried to execute a sting operation in the parking lot of Lanctot’s Plaza, along Route 114. Police suspected DeJesus of selling heroin.
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie Duval determined DeJesus died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head, and ruled the death a homicide.
Two officers shot and wounded DeJesus as he sped off in his vehicle, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell. That vehicle and two unmarked police cars crashed about 100 yards down Route 114.
Realizing DeJesus had been shot, officers called for an ambulance; he was declared dead at a Manchester hospital later that night. No officers or other people were injured.
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