NH AG releases names of 4 Mass. troopers who shot, killed Maine man after car chase
NEWTON — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald has released the names of the four Massachusetts State Troopers who shot at and killed a Maine man June 15 in Newton after a car chase.
Michael Brown, 40 of Presque Isle, Maine, led Massachusetts troopers on a chase traveling through two states ending when Brown collided with a tree, police said. Following the crash, four officers opened fire on Brown, resulting in his death, the AG said.
The names of the four officers who discharged their weapons were released today following an investigation. They are:
- Michael Caranfa, 15 years of experience.
- Robert Holland, seven years of experience.
- George Katsarakes, 27 years of experience.
- Daniel Purtell, 12 years of experience and a member of Special Operations.
The case is still under investigation, and once that is completed, a conclusion will be reached on whether firing their guns and using deadly force was justified.
The four state troopers are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is finished.