Man Shot, Killed by Police Following 3-Hour Standoff

The state trooper who shot the man has been placed on paid leave

Maine officials have identified a state trooper who shot a man to death during a standoff in Lagrange.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland says Sgt. Scott Hamilton killed 49-year-old Lewis Conlogue of Lagrange on Sunday. Hamilton was placed on paid administrative leave under standard procedure for police-involved shootings as authorities investigate.

Police say Conlogue was armed during the three-hour standoff at the site of a former restaurant off Route 16. The standoff began at about 4 p.m. when the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance.

Authorities say Maine State Police were called in because of the threat of violence. Officials say Conlogue warned police that he would harm anyone who approached him.

The state Attorney General's Office is investigating.

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