Friday, April 13, 2012
Greenland, NH - Police Chief days from retirement shot and killed 4 other officers shot in drug raid
GREENLAND, N.H. -- Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed and four officers were injured in a shooting in Greenland tonight that has now turned into a standoff. The officers were serving a search warrant as part of a drug investigation.
Maloney, who was with the department for 12 years, planned to retire in a week.
Police were confronted by an armed suspect at the home on 517 Post Road at about 6 p.m., according to Attorney General Michael Delaney. That suspect and a female were still inside the home Thursday night as police tried to negotiated a peaceful resolution.
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Post Road was closed south of Breakfast Hill Road after the shooting. Police have told nearby residents to go into their homes and were telling people to avoid the area. Portsmouth Regional Hospital was on high alert, and vehicles from several departments were arriving at the hospital. Gov. John Lynch was also on his way to the hospital.
Early Friday morning, Attorney General Michael Delaney released information about the other four officers who were injured:
•Detective Gregory Turner, 32, a six-year veteran of the Dover Police Department, was treated and released after gunshot wound to shoulder.
•Detective Eric Kulberg, 31, of the University of New Hampshire police, was treated and released after a gunshot wound to the arm.
•Detective Scott Kukesh, 33, a 10-year veteran with the Newmarket Police Department, was in the intensive care unit with a bullet wound to the chest. He was waiting for surgery.
•Detective Jeremiah Murphy, 34, a seven-year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, was in the intensive care unit after surgery for a gunshot wound to chest.
Greenland is a small seacoast town of about 3,500 residents, just west of Portsmouth.
The Greenland Central School was set up as a staging area for authorities and was closed for school on Friday.