Meredith man killed by police was well-known musician, songwriter

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David Donovan picture on his Reverbnation page. (Courtesy photo)

CONCORD - The man who died in an officer involved shooting in Meredith on Sunday was an aspiring musician who played several instruments and was in a popular Lakes Region band called the Slippery Situation.
The state AG's Office on Monday announced that the victim of the shooting, David Donovan, 35, died of gunshot wounds to the abdomen and right upper extremity. Donovan, 35, died at a local hospital on Sunday shortly after the incident.
The Meredith Police Officer has not been identified.
"Mr. Donovan was shot twice, once in the right arm and once in the abdomen," said the statement from the AG's Office.
The manner of his death was determined to be homicide, which is defined as the killing of one person by another.
Three other individuals sustained injuries at the scene prior to police arrival. One of the individuals, an adult male, was transported for medical treatment and remains hospitalized in stable condition, officials said on Sunday.
The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation, and no further information is expected to be released until after the involved officer's formal interview is completed.
Information on Reverbnation, an online music sharing site, describe Donovan's genres as alternative, Carribean jazz and acoustic rock.
According to the Campton-based Slippery Situation band's Facebook page, Donovan was "rhythm/lead guitar, ukulele, vocals, writing" for the group, which plays "Caribbean jazz, Reggae, Ska, Blues."
According to today's Union Leader of Manchester, Donovan was arrested Oct. 26 in Meredith for domestic violence-simple assault; the alleged victim told police Donovan had thrown an acorn squash at her.
Donovan was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 28 on the charge.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at (603) MCU-TIPS (603-628-8477) or

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