NEWTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say Michael Brown, who led police on a 40-mile car chase from Massachusetts into New Hampshire, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, and his death was a homicide.


New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced the autopsy results for 40-year-old Michael Brown, of Presque Isle, Maine, on Friday.

Authorities said the pursuit late Thursday ended in Newton, New Hampshire, when Brown crashed into a tree. Authorities say Massachusetts state troopers who had pursued Brown then opened fire. Brown died at the scene. No troopers were injured.

MacDonald said more information is expected to be released after the troopers are interviewed.