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Details few in August fatal shooting of drug suspect in Weare

Last modified: 9/14/2013 12:14:02 AM
One month has passed since a man was fatally shot in the head during a confrontation with the Weare police, and the two things that are known, officially, are who died and how.

Alex Cora DeJesus, 35, a suspected heroin dealer from Manchester, was shot as he tried to flee the scene of an undercover drug bust about 10 p.m. Aug. 14, according to officials. He was transported immediately to a Manchester hospital and pronounced dead later that night. Following an autopsy, his death was declared a homicide.

Details beyond that – why DeJesus fled; the context in which he was shot; the identities of the two officers who opened fire on him – remain unclear. Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell said this week that an investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and that it could be several weeks before a preliminary report on its findings are released. She declined to offer further specifics.


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