Domestic Violence Suspect Kills Himself After Shooting Maine Trooper During Pursuit

The trooper did not sustain injuries

Maine state police said a man they were chasing in connection with a an alleged domestic violence shooting killed himself during the pursuit.

Shane Prior, 34, of Cushing allegedly shot a woman in Jefferson on Monday before leading authorities on a pursuit along Route 32.

Police responded to the call from a 30-year-old woman, identified as Prior's ex-girlfriend. According to police, she was shot in the arm at 130 Somerville Road, and was taken to Miles Memorial Hospital for treatment.

When responding to the call, Prior was seen allegedly driving his pickup truck away from the scene. Police pursued him for roughly three miles on Route 32. Prior stopped his truck and fired his gun at one officer, who shot back. Prior allegedly then fatally shot himself in the head inside the truck.

The officer who was shot, Sgt. Jason Madore did not sustain injuries and is on paid administrative leave. As per standard procedure in Maine for all police-involved shootings, the Maine Attorney General's Office will be investigating the incident.

The State Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy on Prior's body.

Route 32 had been closed overnight, but has since reopened.

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