Man shot by police in Walpole identified

Monday April 1, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- New Hampshire authorities have identified the man who died in Walpole, N.H., Friday after he was shot while allegedly fleeing a Bellows Falls robbery.

Larry Bohannon, born in 1961 and whose last known address was in Grafton, N.H., died from gunshot wounds to his head and chest and abdomen, New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney reported Saturday.

Bohannon was allegedly the man who attempted to rob the Snow and Lear Newton Business store in Bellows Falls Friday.

He left the Bellows Falls store after leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash and was tracked down shortly thereafter over the Connecticut River in Walpole.

Bohannon was shot by Walpole and/or Alstead police officers, Delaney said in a press release.

The shooting occurred on Upper Walpole Road, behind the Shaw's Plaza.

The Attorney General did not say how many shots were fired, nor did he give details on who fired first or whether Bohannon fired his weapon.

Delaney worked with New Hampshire State Police, Walpole Police, and Alstead police on the case.

According to Delaney, Dr. Thomas Andrew, the Chief Medical Examiner for New Hampshire completed the autopsy on Bohannon and determined that he died of the gunshot wounds he received during the stand off with police.

Bohannon died at the scene.

Police say Bohannon was the man who attempted an armed robbery at the Bellow Falls store.

The robbery was reported at around 4:15 p.m. Friday after Bohannon allegedly fled the store in a black truck.

There will be no more information on the case until early next week, according to a press release.

Howard Weiss-Tisman can be reached at, or 802-254-2311, ext. 279. You can follow him on Twitter @HowardReformer.


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