ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Attorney General’s office has ruled that law enforcement officers were justified in shooting dead a man in New Hampshire after a brief chase.

Thirty-eight-year-old Douglas Heath was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine troopers. Authorities say he led them on a chase before he crashed in Rochester in August.

Scene of fatal police officer involved shooting in Rochester, NH (WBZ-TV)

They say when Heath got out of his car, there were an exchange of gunfire and he died at the scene. A gun was found next to him. No one else was hurt.

In dash cam video released Thursday, Heath can be seen falling out of his vehicle holding a gun. He fires two shots in no apparent direction before four officers fired off 30 shots at him.

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