Walter Welch Jr. Killed by New Hampshire State Police

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
Depot Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Shortly before 7 p.m. after state police dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about an erratic driver in a white pickup truck traveling westbound on Route 101. A trooper spotted the truck stopped off Exit 6 around the overpass. The trooper approached the truck and at some point fired his gun at the driver. Welch, who was alone in the truck, was killed, although it wasn't immediately known whose gun the bullet came from.

Victim's Name: Walter Welch Jr.

Agency Responsible: New Hampshire State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: White

Date of Death: September 29, 2018

County: Rockingham

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: undetermined

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4062

Geography: Rural

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