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Official: 1 officer killed, 4 injured in Greenland shooting

GREENLAND, N.H — Attorney General Michael Delaney says 48-year-old Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was the officer killed during a drug raid-turned-shootout that left four other officers wounded.  

Delaney confirmed early Friday that Maloney was the officer killed as authorities were conducting a drug investigation in the small town of Greenland.  

Delaney said the body of a man suspected of killing Maloney and wounding the other officers has been found in a house along with that of an unidentified woman.  A police robot was placed in the house around 2 a.m. Friday and detected the bodies of suspect Cullen Mutrie and an unidentified woman, he said, adding that both died of gunshot wounds.

State police and officers from many departments have responded to the small seacoast community about five miles from Portsmouth. The neighborhood around the shooting scene remained blocked off.  

Maloney was due to retire in less than two weeks. He was married and has children. In addition to Maloney, the department had just six officers.  
 
The four injured officers were from other departments. Two are in intensive care and two have been treated and released.  

Sam Evans-Brown has been working for New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010, when he began as a freelancer. He shifted gears in 2016 and began producing Outside/In, a podcast and radio show about “the natural world and how we use it.” His work has won him several awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one national Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club of America's award for best environmental reporting in any medium. He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader and a technical supporter.
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