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Nashua officer out of hospital, on paid leave following shooting
Although Morrill sustained minor injuries during the altercation March 22 in the area of 5 New Haven Drive, Seusing said Morrill has been released from the hospital and is improving.
Morrill used his police-issued handgun to shoot Craig Riley, 41, two times after Riley retrieved the officer’s baton, swung it at Morrill and allegedly attempted to grab his gun from the holster.
Riley, a convicted felon with no fixed address, was driving the vehicle and fled when police arrived.
Following two separate altercations with Morrill, the officer used his gun to shoot Riley twice.
Authorities have not stated where Riley was shot, but said he has since been released from the hospital and is being held on $75,000 cash only bail charged with attempted first-degree assault on a police officer, possession of heroin, two counts of resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a weapon and a habitual offender.
When any type of deadly force is used by a police officer, Seusing said departments have their own set of procedures to follow.
In Nashua, Seusing said it is customary to place an officer on administrative leave following an incident like this, for a vast array of reasons.
Even though Riley survived the shooting, the review is still warranted, according to Seusing. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is also investigating the case.
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