February 17, 2019
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Police release name of Orneville shooting victim

ORNEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Maine — Police are expected to release more information Monday about the investigation into a shooting on McCorrison Road that injured a 54-year-old man.

The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police are continuing to investigate the incident, which took place Friday evening.

Police said it appears that an altercation occurred between Richard A. Bennett, 64, of Atkinson, and Blaine Leveille, 54, of Orneville. Leveille suffered a gunshot wound during the fight at 62 McCorrison Road and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Hospital officials said Sunday afternoon that they have no information on Leveille’s condition.

Detectives were back on the scene Saturday and are conducting additional interviews.

State Police will continue to monitor Leveille’s condition and hope to speak to him at some point to get his account of what happened.

The initial call to police came into the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department shortly after 5 p.m. and deputies from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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