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Man Killed, Woman Hurt in Police-Involved Shooting



    Man Killed, Woman Hurt in Police-Involved Shooting

    Maine state police say officers shot and killed a man and injured a woman during an incident involving a stolen pickup truck in Vassalboro.

    Police spokesman Steve McCausland says police encountered the stolen vehicle Friday in the late afternoon. He says shots were fired after the truck intentionally rammed a state police cruiser.

    The man, who was driving, was killed. The woman was taken to Maine Medical Center in critical condition.

    McCausland says no police were injured in the incident. He says police are not identifying the two people at this time. Three officers were involved, including State Police Lt. Scott Ireland, trooper Jeff Parks and Vassalboro Police Chief Mark Brown. All were placed on paid administrative leave.

    The Maine attorney general's office will investigate the shooting, which is standard procedure in any shooting involving an officer.

    Vassalboro is a town of about 4,000 people outside of Augusta, the state capital.

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