New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2017

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Homicide Unit
Via email:
At the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office: (603) 271-3671
Jason A. Casey, Assistant Attorney General

Autopsy results for the suspect in the June 15, 2017, officer involved shooting incident in Newton, New Hampshire

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that additional information is available regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting incident involving Massachusetts State Troopers that occurred on June 15, 2017, in Newton, New Hampshire.

The autopsy has been completed on the deceased suspect, Michael Brown (age 40), of Presque Isle, Maine. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas A. Andrew has determined that Brown's cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the neck and the manner of death was ruled a homicide. As used by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, homicide is defined as the killing of one person by another.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information is expected to be available after the Massachusetts Troopers are interviewed.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police Headquarters at (603) 223-4381.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658