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CLAREMONT — One man is dead after he exchanged gunfire with State Police Wednesday evening, according to N.H. Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young.

He was identified as 40-year-old Jeffrey Ely, who the state medical examiner's office said died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck, upper and lower extremities and torso, Young said in a news release Thursday afternoon.  

The gunshots were fired between Ely and six members of the N.H. State Police SWAT team, Young wrote.

Members of the SWAT team responded to 247 Sullivan St. in Claremont Wednesday evening to assist local police with a man who had barricaded himself in the building, Young said in a news release Thursday morning. Claremont police officers had responded to that location earlier Wednesday after a report that gunshots were fired, she said.

Officials did not release information on what led to the exchange of gunfire that resulted in the man’s death. No law enforcement officers or other civilians were injured during the incident.

State officials are withholding the names of troopers involved in the incident pending the conclusion of formal interviews, per state protocol, the release said. None of the troopers had body or vehicle cameras.

Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase did not immediately respond to a request for more information Thursday morning.

This article has been changed to add information about the identity and cause of death for Jeffrey Ely.

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