Portland police ID victim in shooting

Posted July 27, 2010, at 9:28 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Maine’s largest city have identified the man who was shot to death over the weekend.

Portland police say the victim in Sunday’s shooting was 22-year-old Taquan Samuels of New York City. The medical examiner’s office has determined Samuels died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say the shooting happened early Sunday in an apartment complex in the city’s North Deering neighborhood.

Witnesses reported seeing two people flee the building. A woman who lives in the complex says the victim came into her apartment seeking help and died on a bed.

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