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Cop shot just before dramatic moment a home EXPLODED on live television has died {VIDEO+PICS}

explosion-444.jpg The dramatic moment a home EXPLODED on live television after a police officer was shot by someone inside\nThe home caught fire after the owner and his son were involved in a domestic dispute and someone inside shot a police officer\nIt burned for about 15 minutes before the massive explosion\nThe father was taken away by police, both his and the shot officer's condition are not known\nThe duplex home burned to the ground\nBy RYAN GORMAN\nPUBLISHED: 18:29 EST, 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 20:03 EST, 12 May 2014\n 11 shares 0 View \ncomments\nAn explosion tore through a New Hampshire house Monday on live television where a police officer is believed to have been shot.\nThe Brentwood home had been burning for about 15 minutes before it exploded as local television station helicopters hovered overhead filming the scene.\nThe choppers were there after police and SWAT officers responded to the house after being called by neighbors who heard gunshots, WCVB reported.\nSCROLL DOW

  • Officer Steve Arkell, 48, was shot dead just before the explosion
  • He is the father of two teenaged girls and was a 15-year veteran of the Brentwood Police Department
  • Shooting suspect Michael Nolan, 47, is also believed by police to have died in either the fire or the explosion
  • The home caught fire after Michael Nolan and father Walter Nolan - who owns the home - were involved in a domestic dispute, said cops
  • It burned for about 15 minutes before the massive explosion that eventually burned it to the ground
  • Walter Nolan was taken away from the scene by police, his condition is not yet known

 

Killed in the line of duty: Brentwood Police officer Stephen Arkell, pictured in 2013, was shot dead by Michael Nolan, authorities said

Killed in the line of duty: Brentwood Police officer Stephen Arkell, pictured in 2013, was shot dead by Michael Nolan, authorities said

The cop shot just before an explosion tore through a New Hampshire house Monday on live television has died, authorities said.

Steve Arkell, 48, was shot dead in front of the Brentwood home that had been burning for about 15 minutes before it exploded and suspect Michael Nolan, 47, died in the fire, police said.

Arkell was a 15-year veteran of the Brentwood Police Department and a father of two teenage daughters, according to WBZ.

'Officer Arkell bravely answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice, a heroic demonstration of his commitment to the safety of his fellow citizens,' Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement.

'Officer Arkell courageously put his life on the line to protect others, and in doing so, was tragically taken far too soon,' she added.

It is not clear if Michael Nolan is survived by family other than his father and siblings.

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Kaboom!: This duplex home in a New Hampshire retirement community exploded after being on fire for about 15 minutes

Kaboom!: This duplex home in a New Hampshire retirement community exploded after being on fire for about 15 minutes

Inferno: The home then burned uncontrollably until firefighters were able to arrive

Inferno: The home then burned uncontrollably until firefighters were able to arrive

The choppers that caught the explosion were there after police and SWAT officers responded to the house after being called by neighbors who heard gunshots, WCVB reported.

Police arrived just before 5.00 p.m., according to the station. A person was seen on WBZ footage being wheeled away from the scene on a stretcher, it is not clear who that person was.

Arkell was shot dead in front of the home, and another officer entered the house but 'was driven out by gunfire, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said at a Monday evening press conference.

The fire is believed to have started on the duplex’s second floor, according to reports.

It burned for about 15 minutes before an explosion blew through the roof and sent a large chunk of the home, in a 55 and older community for seniors, flying towards a wooded area.

Video shows home exploding near shooting scene
 
Just before the explosion: A fire broke out on the home's second floor shortly after a police officer was shot by someone inside

Just before the explosion: A fire broke out on the home's second floor shortly after a police officer was shot by someone inside

Just after the blast: Debris was scattered all over the lawn and through the wooded area just behind the burning home

Just after the blast: Debris was scattered all over the lawn and through the wooded area just behind the burning home

Taken away: Walter Nolan, father of Michael Nolan, is escorted by police officers as he is transported on a stretcher from his home

Taken away: Walter Nolan, father of Michael Nolan, is escorted by police officers as he is transported on a stretcher from his home

Loaded into an ambulance: Walter Nolan was then taken to a local hospital, his condition is not known

Loaded into an ambulance: Walter Nolan was then taken to a local hospital, his condition is not known

The fire soon turned into a raging inferno and appeared to burn out of control until the home was nothing but a pile of burning wood.

Several firefighters valiantly fought the inferno but were unable to save the house.

The ordeal is reported by the Union Leader to have begun when the home’s owner, 86-year-old Walter Nolan, began arguing with Michael Nolan.

Michael Nolan is believed to have attacked his father, who was then taken away by police, a neighbor told the paper.

Out of control: The fire raged on for several minutes, completely engulfing the home in flames

Out of control: The fire raged on for several minutes, completely engulfing the home in flames

Too late: Firefighters were unable to stop the blaze before it completely destroyed the home, but they were miraculously able to stop the woods behind it and the home next door from catching on fire

Too late: Firefighters were unable to stop the blaze before it completely destroyed the home, but they were miraculously able to stop the woods behind it and the home next door from catching on fire

Michael Nolan is believed to be the person who exchanged gunfire with police outside before the fire started, Foster said.

Embers that ignited a fire in the woods in back of the home have been put out, and there does not appear to be any risk to the home next door.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has joined the New Hampshire State Police in investigating the crime scene, the investigation remains ongoing.

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Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on May 17, 2014 at 10:48pm
The officer looked racist
Comment by mr1stroke on May 15, 2014 at 12:58pm

its too bad i cant feel for him, let his family deal with the pain, it was in the line of duty sorry

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on May 14, 2014 at 12:36pm
Reality TV!!!!
Comment by Bombahdrop on May 13, 2014 at 12:32pm
GREAT BALLS of Fire . smdh
Comment by Cee Gee on May 13, 2014 at 12:26pm

WOW...couldn't imagine seeing that in person.

Comment by Latincaribeandiva on May 13, 2014 at 12:17pm

Very unfortunate!! ;/

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