Suspect dies after officer-involved shooting outside NH liquor store

N.H. officials brief press on investigation into an officer-involved shooting at liquor store in Hampton

*UPDATE* 6/19 5:48p – The names of the officers involved in the June 13 shooting were released jointly Monday by New Hampshire's attorney general and a state police colonel.

The two New Hampshire state troopers who discharged their weapons were Sgt. Keith Walker and Erik Willett, both assigned to Troop A in Epping. The attorney general's office said Sgt. Walker is a 19-year member of New Hampshire State Police, while Willett has been a member of the force for five years.

The incident remains under investigation and, pursuant to protocol, the office said both troopers remain on paid administrative leave.

HAMPTON, N.H. (NEWS CENTER) -- An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting outside a liquor store off I-95 left one man dead Tuesday.

36-year-old Barry Jones of Portsmouth was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's office.

They say New Hampshire State Police issued a "BOLO," or "be on the lookout," for Jones around noon; he allegedly took his neighbor's 2002 Silver Ford Ranger pickup truck, was armed with a handgun, and pointed the gun at an individual. He also indicated he wanted the person to drive with him to Lawrence, MA to get drugs, according to the NH AG.

They say Jones then crashed the truck minutes later on Grafton Drive in Portsmouth, which damaged the front left tire.

A NH State Trooper then spotted the truck at the New Hampshire Liquor Store Outlet in Hampton.

WATCH: Video captures moments of officer-involved shooting at N.H. liquor store

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., "an encounter" ensued with state troopers and Jones in front of the store, where "one or two" officers shot their weapons.

Jones was treated at the scene for at least one gunshot wound and was transported to Portsmouth Regional hospital. He was pronounced dead later in the afternoon and an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

The two State Troopers have been placed on paid administrative leave, and their names are being withheld. Both are standard protocol.

Surveillance video from the liquor store is also under review.

There were 15 customers, three vendors and eight employees in the liquor store at the time of the shooting. There were also 2 employees at the adjacent country store.

No one else was injured.

If you saw the pickup truck between 12:00-12:30 p.m., you're asked to call State Police at 603-223-4831.

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