Wild police chase ends with shots fired, suspect dead

Henrietta Brewer
June 16, 2017

Massachusetts State Police killed a man late Thursday night believed to be the suspect who was being hunted by ME police in connection with a sexual assault investigation in Presque Isle. That truck is linked to Michael Brown, of Presque Isle, who is wanted on multiple charges including sexual assault.

Massachusetts State Police say the suspect, identified as 40-year-old Michael Brown, of Presque Isle, Maine, fired shots at troopers. They also believe he is armed with a 9-millimeter handgun. Police say do not try to approach him as once again police say he is armed and unsafe.

The chase lit up social media posts, with unsubstantiated claims to the number of police cars involved, the roads the chase went over and a state police helicopter.

A wild police chase that crossed state lines ended late Thursday night with shots fired and an armed suspect dead.

A suspect allegedly fired shots and crashed in New Hampshire after fleeing from Massachusetts State Police troopers Thursday night.

Massachusetts State Police say troopers opened fire after the crash and the suspect sustained a gunshot wound, though it was not immediately clear if he was hit by troopers or if it was self-inflicted.

No information regarding the suspect's condition has been released.

The pursuit began in the Malden, Mass. where police recognized the suspect as being wanted in the state of Maine.

The incident and shooting are under investigation.

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