Officer-Involved Shooting Being Investigated

31-year-old Dennis Buffington of Lovell, Maine, is being treated for gunshot wounds

Lovell Maine Shooting WCSH
WCSH

An officer-involved shooting took place early Wednesday morning in Lovell, Maine.

Authorities responded to a residence on Nuthatch Rd. after receiving a 911 call reporting a man with a gun creating a disturbance.

An armed confrontation between Dennis Buffington, 31, and law enforcement officers followed.

Buffington was shot and wounded; no one else was injured.

The shooting is being investigated by the Attorney General's Office.

As is normal practice in an officer-involved shooting, Cpl. George Cayer has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is being conducted.

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