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Jul 16, 2015 3:53 PM

Accomplice in crime spree that led to Manchester officer Michael Briggs' death denied parole


MANCHESTER - On Oct. 16, 2006, Officer Michael Briggs responded to a domestic disturbance call after gun shots were heard in Manchester.

Michael Addison "wiped [the gun] down and later used it to shoot Officer Briggs,” said Chief Willard, recalling the events that led up to Briggs’ death.

Addison and Antoine Bell Rogers were running from police that night, already having warrants out for their arrests on other charges and carrying a loaded gun.

In the neighborhood of Lincoln Street Bell Rogers stopped when he saw police.

Addison, however, pointed the gun and shot and killed Briggs.

“Briggs is actually the one who save Addison’s life when he got shot in the chest," Willard said. "You know just those little moments in officer Brigg’s career that he would selflessly save the life of another person unknowingly that the same person would take his life.”

On Thursday, Bell Rogers was denied parole in Concord - where Addison is serving his sentence until his lethal injection date.

Bell Rogers refused to participate in his hearing and will continue to serve out his current sentence.

“Any delays in the parole process can delay his release to the community further on down,” said Jeffrey Lyons of NH State Corrections.

“Anything that doesn’t go well for Antoine Bell-Rogers is a plus for the Manchester Police Department,” Willard said.

Bell Rogers' earliest possible release wouldn't be until 2040.


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