A Maine State Police officer who exchanged gunfire with a man during a standoff has been authorized to return to work after a period of administrative leave.
The Kennebec Journal reports that Sgt. Jason Madore was cleared to return to duty on Wednesday.
Police say 34-year-old Shane Prior, of Cushing, shot his ex-girlfriend in the arm and led troopers on a car chase in Jefferson last week. They say Prior stopped his car and shot his handgun at them. Madore fired shots in return.
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Police say the standoff ended when Prior shot himself in the head in his pickup truck. Madore wasn't hurt. The woman, 30-year-old Michelle Creamer, was treated for her injuries.
Authorities say a state police panel will perform an internal review of the shooting.