Brentwood Police Department Officer Stephen Arkell was gunned
down as he entered the home, New Hampshire Attorney General
Joseph Foster told a news conference.
He identified the alleged shooter as 47-year-old Michael Nolan,
who media said was a resident's son and was thought to have been
killed in the blaze.
"Another police officer arrived and entered the home, but was
driven out by gunfire," Foster said. New Hampshire Governor
Maggie Hassan paid tribute to Arkell in a statement.
An explosion later blew off part of the roof of the two-story
house in suburban Brentwood according to video seen on WMUR-TV.
The house was on fire at the time.
(Reporting by Edith Honan and Eric M. Johnson; Editing by
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