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A man shot dead outside a Space Force remote station in New Hampshire approached the door while armed

A man shot dead outside the Space Force remote station in New Hampshire approached the door while armed with a gun and a knife, an inquest hears

  • A man armed with a gun and a knife was shot outside the Space Force remote station in New Hampshire after approaching the door
  • The man identified as Michael Foley, 33, was shot at around 11:30 p.m. on May 13 on Galaxy Way, an access road that leads to the New Boston Space Force Station.
  • The circumstances under which Foley was there are still under investigation, officials said.
  • Two men involved in the shooting are New Boston Police Officer Shane Morton and Peter White, a Lockwood Hills contractor.
  • No charges have been brought against Morton and White at this time, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office told DailyMail.com on Thursday.

A man armed with a gun and a knife was shot outside the remote Space Force station in New Hampshire after approaching the door, but the circumstances of his presence still matter. under investigation, officials said.

The man identified as Michael Foley, 33, was “killed with a single shot” around 11:30 p.m. on May 13 on Galaxy Way, an access road that leads to New Boston Space Force Station (NBSFS).

New Hampshire Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mitchell Weinberg called the manner in which Foley died a “homicide,” Military.com reported.

Two men identified as New Boston Police Officer Shane Morton and Peter White, a security guard under contract with the Lockwood Hills company, had discharged their firearms killing Foley.

Michael Garrity, director of communications for the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, told DailyMail.com on Thursday that no charges were pending against Morton and White at this time.

“We continue to actively investigate and review the incident of the officer involved in the shooting,” he said. “A report will be released when our review is complete.”

A man shot dead outside the Space Force remote station in New Hampshire approached the door while armed with a gun and a knife, an inquest hears

A lookout provides a view of the hillside from New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire, home of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron April 9, 2018. The 23rd SOPS is one of the geographically separated units of the 50th Space Wing.  The 50th SW Inspector General's Office and other wing leaders visited New Boston AFS to strengthen ties with the GSU, engaging with the 23rd SOPS Airmen in a broader effort to review and evaluate programs Wing EMG

A lookout provides a view of the hillside from New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire, home of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron April 9, 2018. The 23rd SOPS is one of the geographically separated units of the 50th Space Wing. The 50th SW Inspector General’s Office and other wing leaders visited New Boston AFS to strengthen ties with the GSU, engaging with the 23rd SOPS Airmen in a broader effort to review and evaluate programs Wing EMG

Foley allegedly made threatening gestures toward a contract police officer when he approached the door of the NBSFS armed with a knife and a pistol, Stephen Brady, spokesman for the Peterson-Schriever Garrison of the Space Force, which oversees Space Force Station New Boston, Military.com said. reported.

Brady added that Foley “also had a gas can and a propane tank in his vehicle, which was considered a potential threat.”

The details were based on an investigation that was concluded by the Air Force on Monday.

A location map showing the precise location where the May 13 shooting took place at New Boston Space Force Station

A location map showing the precise location where the May 13 shooting took place at New Boston Space Force Station

The May shooting was reviewed by a Use of Force Review Board made up of representatives from the Department of Defense Security Forces, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Office of the Judge- lawyer and other experts.

Contractor Peter White had “acted within authority, current policy and current procedures regarding the use of force,” Space Force Garrison spokesman Peterson-Schriever said.

New Boston police officer Shane Morton, who was also involved in the shooting, has been an officer for five years, according to a report.

Both men had fired their guns, but it was unclear which person had fired the shot that killed Foley.

New Boston is home to the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, which provides satellite capabilities to “more than 190 Department of Defense, national, and civilian satellites performing intelligence, weather, navigation, early warning, and communications operations. “, according to the Space Force website.