June 22, 2018
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Stolen gun used in Livermore Falls crime, police say

By Ann Bryant, Sun Journal

LIVERMORE FALLS — A handgun used in a shooting on Depot Street just after midnight Thursday was stolen from Farmington last week, police said Friday as they searched for the gunman.

Late Friday afternoon, Livermore Falls police continued to look for Elmer A. Norton, 24, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting, Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said.

Norton, who is from the Chesterville area, is described as a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

Police did not release the make and caliber of the handgun or where it was recovered but did say it was traced to a burglary in Farmington.

Steward said Norton used a cell phone to taunt a 34-year-old man and another person, then waited for the man to return to his apartment on Depot Street where Norton fired a shot at the man but missed. Norton then ran from the area, the chief said in a statement.

A warrant for Norton’s arrest was issued based on an earlier domestic violence complaint in the same area on June 13, Steward said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Livermore Falls police at 897-3424.

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