Friday, April 13, 2012

Drug Bust Ends In Murder, Suicide

"GREENLAND, NH — A drug suspect unleashed a torrent of gunfire on police officers executing a search warrant at his home last night, killing this small town's police chief and wounding four other officers.

"Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was set to retire April 20, was shot in the head and killed. Also injured was Rochester police Detective Jeremiah Murphy, 34, from Haverhill, Mass. He was shot in the chest and underwent surgery, but is expected to survive, sources said.

"The gunman, found dead around 3 this morning in the home, was identified as 29-year-old Cullen Mutrie, sources confirmed. Police say Mutrie had barricaded himself in the home at 517 Post Road earlier with an unidentified woman before killing her and committing suicide. Officers from dozens of state and local law enforcement agencies had surrounded the home as a state police helicopter hovered overhead. Armored vehicles were brought in from as far away as Nashua.

"The incident started about 6 p.m. in this small town just outside Portsmouth. At midnight, Mutrie remained holed up in the home near Interstate 95. The officers at the scene were part of a regional drug task force and were executing a search warrant on the home, sources said. Mutrie opened fire as they tried to enter the home."

Source: Gloucester Times...

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