The gunman suspected of shooting five police officers in a small New Hampshire town -- including the police chief, who died just days from retiring -- was found dead in his home early Friday after a police robot was sent into the house, ending an overnight standoff.
The state's attorney general, Michael Delaney, said the alleged gunman's girlfriend also was found dead of a gunshot wound in the house and that police believed they died in a murder-suicide or a double-suicide. He said two of the injured officers remained hospitalized with serious injuries; two others were treated and released.
Police Chief Michael Maloney died in the shootout, which erupted shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday when police in Greenland, a town of about 3,500, went to the home as part of a drug investigation. Someone shot several rounds at the police, hitting five of them.
The gunman was identified as Cullen Mutrie, 29. The Portsmouth Herald newspaper said Mutrie had a history of arrests for drugs and domestic assault. It said he had pleaded guilty to a 2007 assault charge but later withdrew the plea because he wanted to become a firefighter and feared it would affect his job opportunities.