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State Officials Investigating Use of Force in Keene Shooting

Three Keene police officers are on paid administrative leave after two of them shot and wounded a man Monday afternoon. 

State officials have identified the man as 28 year-old Patrick Letendre. The officers were helping a woman and her child in leaving his apartment about a mile from Keene's downtown. The officers fired their guns after a confrontation just before 3 pm. Letendre is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

There is no known video of the encounter; none of the officers were wearing body cameras. The state Attorney General's office is investigating whether the use of deadly force was justified. 

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