Portland man who had just been fired accused of bringing gun into gas station bathroom

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 17, 2012, at 1:11 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A Portland man who was agitated about losing his job in Fairfield is accused of firing a shotgun at a convenience store early Tuesday, police said.

Jason Davis, 28, was booked into the Kennebec County Jail on charges of reckless conduct with a firearm, criminal mischief and carrying a concealed weapon, Fairfield police Chief John Emery said.

Emery said Davis lost his job at the Sappi paper plant in Fairfield after leaving for more than an hour without permission from his supervisor.

Davis didn’t have a way to get back to his hometown, so he got a ride to the Circle K travel center with a coworker to try and find a ride home, according to Emery.

Police were called to the store around 1:10 a.m. on a report that Davis had a gun in the store’s bathroom.

Employees and customers were evacuated from the store, and as police approached the bathroom, a gunshot rang out, Emery said.

Davis was found inside a stall, according to Emery, and the suspect complied when police ordered him out at gunpoint. A youth model 20-gauge single-shot shotgun was found tucked into Davis’ pants with his shirt pulled over it. More than six shotgun shells were also seized.

Emery said it’s unclear where Davis got the gun, why he had it and why he fired a shot. Davis remained at the Kennebec County jail Wednesday morning.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story requires correction. Fairfield’s police chief is John Emery, not Joseph.

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