Police believe shooting of Phippsburg man was an accident

Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 4:14 p.m.

PHIPPSBURG, Maine — The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what they believe to be an accidental shooting Monday night on Sebasco Road.

The incident was reported at 10:05 p.m. Chief Deputy Brett Strout said deputies Al Huntington, Matt Sharpe and Robert Mayer went to 460 Sebasco Road, where 26-year-old David Perry had been shot.

Nicholas Gilliam, 32, called 911 to report the shooting. Strout said police believe the two men were alone when the shooting occurred.

“They had been drinking, partying and there’s some controversy as to how this gun went off,” Strout said. “The end result however,” was that Perry suffered a gunshot wound to his upper leg from a high-powered revolver.

Phippsburg Fire Department and Phippsburg Rescue went to the scene of the shooting. An ambulance took Perry to Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick. He then was transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, according to Strout. Perry was listed in good condition Tuesday morning.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the Sheriff’s Department believes Perry’s injury resulted from an accidental discharge of a firearm, Strout said Tuesday morning.

The three deputies, with Huntington in lead, are investigating the incident. Determining who owned the revolver is part of that investigation.

On Tuesday morning, Strout said no one had been charged or taken into custody. The case is being investigated and charges could result from a review by the District Attorney’s Office.

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