Patrol Officer Stephen Arkell was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute at a home on Mill Pond Road shortly before 5:00 pm.
He had entered the home with other officers when a male subject opened fire, killing him. The other officers were forced to retreat from the home because of the gunfire.
A short time later a massive explosion and fire destroyed the home. The subject is believed to have been killed in the explosion.
Patrol Officer Arkell had served with the Brentwood Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.