Police officer shot before house explodes

A police officer in the United States was killed when he responded to a 'domestic dispute' yesterday that ended in a house fire and a dramatic explosion.

The part-time officer, from Brentwood, New Hampshire, answered a domestic abuse call and was shot almost as soon as he arrived at the house by suspected gunman Michael Nolan, 47, who was believed killed in the subsequent fire and explosion, NBC News have reported.

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