US cop shot dead, suspect's house explodes

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A quarrel between a father and son ended with their house on fire and a cop shot dead.

Neighbours had called the police about a domestic dispute between Mr Walter Nolan and his son, Michael.

When officer Stephen Arkell arrived at the scene, he was shot multiple times.

The New Hampshire house burst into flames an hour later with the suspected gunman, Michael, in it, reported ABC Eyewitness News.

A massive explosion followed soon after and the house was levelled within an hour.

Walter, 86, managed to escape after Mr Arkell was shot dead in front of the house.

The remains of 47-year-old Michael were found in the rubble of the garage, reported Boston Herald. 

Watch the video of the explosion here.

Source: ABC Eyewitness News, Boston Herald