ALTON, N.H. (CBS) – A man has died after allegedly being shot by an 11-year-old in Alton, New Hampshire, on Friday morning.

Officials say 50-year-old Lizette Eckert was shot and killed Friday morning on her property in Alton. Her husband, James, was shot and critically injured. James Eckert died Friday night.

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New Hampshire State Police at the home in Alton after the shooting, March 15, 2019. (WBZ-TV)

After an autopsy on Lizette Eckert, the New Hampshire chief medical examiner confirmed the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head and ruled the case a homicide. James Eckert will be autopsied Monday.

An 11-year-old is arrested and charged with the crime.

Family friends tell WBZ the couple and their three kids moved to Alton, New Hampshire, from Maine just a few years ago. They have one daughter and two sons and home-schooled all their children on the family farm.

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Many of the details in this case will not become public because a juvenile is charged with the crime.

Alton, New Hampshire (WBZ-TV)

Alton is a town of just over 5,000 on the southeast border of Lake Winnipesaukee.


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