- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BATH, N.H. (AP) - A Canterbury, New Hampshire, man was shot and killed by police when he lunged at two officers with a knife following a vehicle crash in Bath, the state attorney general and police said Tuesday.

Police responded to the crash of a vehicle on an abandoned bridge and report of a man with a weapon and stab wound to the chest on Monday around 4 p.m.

Two Haverill police officers encountered 42-year-old Hagan Esty-Lennon walking on Route 302 with a knife in his hand and apparently bleeding from the chest, authorities said. When they told him to drop the knife and stop walking toward them, he ignored them, the attorney general’s office said based on the officers’ body cameras.

He turned away from the officers and then turned toward them quickly, lunging at them while holding the knife, authorities said. The officers fired their guns in response, the attorney general’s office said.

Esty-Lennon was shot six times. He died of a gunshot wound to the shoulder, the autopsy determined. He also had a chest stab wound.

The investigation is continuing.


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