NH AG Announces Name of Officers Involved in Homicide of Enfield Man
CANAAN — The Attorney General has released the name of the officer involved in the homicide of an Enfield man.
Trooper Christopher O'Toole was the officer who discharged his firearm Saturday resulting in the death of 26-year-old Jesse J. Champney. The shooting occurred just before 6:30 p.m. in a field at the junction of Route 4 and Switch Road in Canaan.
An autopsy completed Sunday on Champney revealed he had four gunshot wounds, one of which was fatal.
O'Toole was assigned to the Troop F New Hampshire State Police Barracks.
According to Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, Canaan Police Officer Samuel Provenza also was present during the shooting, but he did not shoot his gun.
Details of the event continue to be under investigation.
The report regarding whether O'Toole's use of deadly force was justified will be released when the investigation is completed.
O'Toole remains on paid administrative leave.