DOVER - A middle-aged man died from a gunshot wound on Saturday in Dover, and police and the Attorney General's office say they're investigating the incident as a homicide.
Police Chief Anthony Colarusso on Saturday afternoon labeled the incident a domestic situation between a father and son, but didn't comment on what specifically sparked or who was involved in the incident.
"During the incident under investigation an adult male was killed," Colarusso and the AG's office said. "The name of the deceased is not being released pending family notification and autopsy results."
The man - said to be in his 50s - was shot around 9:10 a.m. and was taken to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Saturday where detectives sought to interview him. He died hours later.
A heavy police presence was observed throughout the day in the area of Three Rivers Farm Road, which was blocked off during the investigation. The exact address where the shooting occurred was not released.
A Strafford County SWAT team was called in to secure the area.
|Marked area denotes location of Three Rivers Farm Road, not specific area of shooting. (Google map)|
For now, the investigation is being conducted by the Dover Police Department.
The Attorney General's Office in a press release sent Saturday around 6:30 p.m. said there was no public threat.
"Although the investigation is still in its preliminary stages, authorities believe that all of the involved parties to the incident have been identified and there is no threat to the general public," the release stated