Police: Mutrie Didn't Want to be Taken Alive

State police search warrant provides new details about Greenland police shooting.

Police say the man who shot and killed Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and wounded four other police officers during an armed standoff on April 12 had no intention of surrendering.

State Police Trooper William Bright's affidavit that acompanied a search warrant filed at Portsmouth District Court shows that Cullen Mutrie, 29, knew he had shot the police officers.

Police spoke with one of Mutrie's friends, identified only as Shane, and Shane said he had spoken with Mutrie right after he opened fire on the five police officers as they tried to execute a search warrant on his front porch.

"Mutrie also made it clear that he did not intend to come out alive," reads Bright's affidavit.

For several hours, police surrounded the Post Road home and continued to negotiate with Mutrie to get him to surrender after police learned that Mutrie's estranged girlfriend, was also inside the house with him.

At 1:20 a.m. on April 13, police placed a robot inside the home's front door and the robot eventually located the bodies of Mutrie and Tibbetts in the basement after authorities say Mutrie shot and killed Tibbetts before turning the gun on himself.

A day after at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton on April 19, Attorney General Michael Delaney announced that inside Mutrie's residence that police believe were used in the shootings.

According to the search warrant on file in Portsmouth District Court, state police also seized several other items inside Mutrie's home and inside a Volkswagen Jetta sedan that was parked in the driveway on April 15.

According to court documents, police seized some rifles, a vest, cell phones, handguns, ammo magazines, ammunition, cartridge casings, and bullets.

State police also seized a shotgun wad, powder, drug paraphrenalia, a bong, a digital scale, currency, Apple laptops, a Dell laptop and an Apple tower/monitor that police said were part of Mutrie's extensive drug trafficking operation.

In a separate search warrant also filed at district court, police investigators stated that for several months during the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force investigation.


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