Claremont Police Shooting Victim Honored at Claremont Speedway

A 25-year-old man shot and killed by a police officer last weekend was honored by his peers during a ceremony Friday evening at Claremont Speedway.

Cody LaFont was killed last Sunday following an encounter with police stemming from a 911 call at his Congress Street residence. LaFont, who was shot three times in the chest according to an autopsy, was honored through a parade of race cars at the local speedway, led by his blue Mini-Cooper driven by his mother, Tracy McEachern.

The parade was followed by a moment of silence, in front of family and friend’s sporting LaFont’s No. 24 car number. Earlier Friday, the attorney general’s office identified the police officer who shot LaFont as Cpl. Ian Kibbe. Kibble, a two-and-a-half year veteran of the Claremont Police Department, has been removed from duty as per protocol while the shooting is being investigated.

Kibble was the only officer on the scene when the shooting took place. LaFont’s funeral was also held Friday.

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