Maine police seek ‘dangerous’ suspect in homicide

Posted Oct. 27, 2009, at 10:16 a.m.
Last modified March 30, 2011, at 11:05 a.m.
Acting on a report that someone had been spotted nearby, State Police tactical team members wait and watch as other state police officers check a property and buildings on the Pratt Road in Newport just after noon Tuesday, October 27, 2009.  After searching this site on foot and with aircraft for about an hour, police cleared the scene. (Bangor Daily News photo by Scott Haskell)
Acting on a report that someone had been spotted nearby, State Police tactical team members wait and watch as other state police officers check a property and buildings on the Pratt Road in Newport just after noon Tuesday, October 27, 2009. After searching this site on foot and with aircraft for about an hour, police cleared the scene. (Bangor Daily News photo by Scott Haskell)
Amid corn stalks and Halloween decorations, a Maine State Police officer scours the property at a home on the Pratt Road in Newport on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 during a manhunt for Perley Goodrich Jr., 45, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting of his father, Perley Goodrich Sr., 76, both of Newport. The shooting took place late Monday night at the Goodrich home at 146 Rutland Road in Newport where Goodrich Jr. resided with his two parents. Police officials say Goodrich is considered to be armed and dangerous and is asking anyone who has contact with him to call State Police in Orono. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)
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Amid corn stalks and Halloween decorations, a Maine State Police officer scours the property at a home on the Pratt Road in Newport on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 during a manhunt for Perley Goodrich Jr., 45, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting of his father, Perley Goodrich Sr., 76, both of Newport. The shooting took place late Monday night at the Goodrich home at 146 Rutland Road in Newport where Goodrich Jr. resided with his two parents. Police officials say Goodrich is considered to be armed and dangerous and is asking anyone who has contact with him to call State Police in Orono. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

NEWPORT, Maine — State and Newport police say they are now investigating the shooting that took place inside a Newport home late Monday night as a homicide.

The victim is 76-year-old Perley Goodrich Sr. Police continue to look for Goodrich’s 45 year old son, Perley Goodrich Jr. for questioning in connection with the shooting.

The younger Goodrich was last seen leaving the home at 146 Rutland Road shortly before midnight.

The younger Goodrich lives at the house with his parents.

Goodrich is described as 5’11 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

He is considered to be armed and dangerous and anyone having contact with Goodrich should call State Police in Orono at 1-800-432-7381 or 911 on a cell phone.

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