Jun 16, 2017 2:07 PM

NH AG: Man who led police on chase died of gunshot wound to neck, rules death homicide


NEWTON — An autopsy for suspect of a high-speed chase through multiple states revealed the officer-involved shooting to be a homicide.

Attorney General Gordon Macdonald announced the results for the autopsy following the deadly officer-involved shooting in Newton on Thursday night.

Michael Brown, 40, of Presque Isle, Maine, was pronounced dead after a car chase led Massachusetts State Troopers all the way to Newton. Brown crashed into a tree and had a gunshot wound to the neck.

READ: Police chase spanning 2 states ends in crash, suspect dead

According to the newly released autopsy, Brown's death was ruled a homicide, with the cause of death being the gunshot.

An investigation is ongoing at this time and anyone with further information is advised to call New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-4381.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in New Hampshire this week. On Tuesday, officers shot 36-year-old Barry Jones, of Portsmouth, at the State Liquor Store on Interstate 95 southbound in Hampton.

READ: NH man shot, killed by police at Hampton liquor store had 'extensive' criminal history

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