Augusta man shot in the chest at Warren residence, police say

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 07, 2012, at 8:55 a.m.

WARREN, Maine — An Augusta man was wounded early Tuesday morning in a shooting that occurred during a fight at a Warren residence.

The man — whose identity has not been released by police — was shot once in the chest with a handgun, according to Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison. He was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and then flown by a LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She said he was in stable condition.

He remained at EMMC in the intensive care unit, according to Lt. Kirk Guerrette on Tuesday evening.

The shooting occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at a home on the Camden Road, also known as Route 90, in Warren.

The man was staying at the residence when the fight occurred. The sheriff said officers know who fired the shot but have referred the matter to the district attorney’s office to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.

Deputies Paul Pinkham, John Hansen, Sgt. James Moore and Detective Reginald Walker responded to the shooting. Walker is leading the investigation.

District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau said Tuesday that his office will await the results of the investigation and once it receives the report will review it and determine whether charges will be filed. He said Assistant District Attorney Chris Fernald was in contact with Walker early in the morning over the case and the decision was made to await the completion of the report before a decision on charging anyone was made.

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