Man Shot, Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Wales, Maine

A man was shot and killed early Monday morning in an armed confrontation with a state trooper in Wales, Maine, according to state police.

Authorities said troopers were called to a mobile home on Route 132 Sunday night after a domestic violence incident where a shot had been fired at a woman. Police said the victim was not hurt.

State Police negotiators and members of the tactical team responded to the home in an attempt to make contact with 54-year-old William Derick for several hours. At about 3:30 a.m., police said there was an armed confrontation and Derick was shot and killed by a member of the tactical team.

No police officers were injured in the incident.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy on Derick.

Police said James MacDonald, a member of the state police tactical team, has been placed on paid administrative leave while the Maine Attorney General's Office investigates the incident.

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