AG: Claremont Man Heard Voices Before Fatal Shooting By Police
standoff with New Hampshire State Police troopers during the March incident. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s report on the shooting, released Wednesday, found that the six troopers who shot Ely were legally justified.
Ely’s friend and family told investigators that he was drinking heavily, and possibly using drugs in the months before his death. One friend told investigators that Ely was deteriorating before his eyes. Ely had a history of mental breaks, according to the report, and was known to disappear for months at a time.
Also, according to the investigation, Ely was an angry man who had started focusing his anger at the unknown person or group that he believed was monitoring his thoughts.