Law enforcement officers guard the road leading to a home in Dover-Foxcroft where a person was shot and killed, reportedly by another family member, in the early evening hours of Sunday, May 1, 2011.
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Trooper Marc Poulin of the Maine State Police stands watch with fellow law enforcement officers at the scene of a Dover-Foxcroft homicide which happened in the early evening of Sunday, May 1, 2011. According to initial reports, a person was shot and killed by a family member.
Diana Bowley | BDN
Police stand guard in front of a French Road home in Dover-Foxcroft Sunday night where a man was shot and killed.
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Dover-Foxcroft police, Piscataquis County Sheriff's deputies and Maine State Police responded to a shooting Sunday night at a home off the French Road in Dover-Foxcroft. The road was barricaded to prevent the press and onlookers from reaching the scene.
Diana Bowley | BDN
Piscataquis County Deputies prepare to cordon off two homes Sunday night on the French Road, where a shooting death occurred.
By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff • Updated:
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — State Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Dover-Foxcroft Sunday evening.
Ryan Mayo, 20, was shot outside his home at 155 French Road, according to a press release issued by Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. One man is being questioned in connection with the shooting as detectives attempt to determine the circumstances. Earlier reports indicated that two brothers were believed to be involved in the shooting.
Dover-Foxcroft police cordoned off the French Road leading to two small houses where the shooting reportedly took place. Police were seen covering a body outside one of the houses with a sheet.
Neighbors who asked not to be identified said they heard four to six shots in rapid succession as if someone were target shooting, but then said they heard screaming.
The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department and deputies from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office are also assisting in the investigation. Mayo’s body was transported early this morning to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsy.