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Investigators Say NH Man Told Friend He Shot 5 Police Officers

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Cullen Mutrie (Photo courtesy: Portsmouth Police)

Cullen Mutrie (Photo courtesy: Portsmouth Police)

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Court documents say the man who shot five police officers outside his Greenland, N.H., home phoned a friend to say he shot them.

Based on police affidavits released Friday, the Portsmouth Herald reports that Cullen Mutrie told the friend he did not intend to leave alive after shooting the officers who showed up at his home April 12 as part of a drug investigation.

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Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed, and four members of the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force were injured.

Mutrie spoke with police briefly after the shootings, but then for hours, police surrounded the house without making contact. Mutrie later killed a female companion — Brittany Tibbetts — and then himself. Both were found dead.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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