Man shot in Starks listed in serious condition

Posted Nov. 01, 2012, at 7:34 p.m.

STARKS, Maine — A man shot on his property in Starks was listed in serious condition at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston on Thursday evening, a nursing supervisor said.

Before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Maine State Police, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Warden Service responded to a report of a non-hunting-related shooting in Starks.

Kerry Hebert, who is the property owner, was shot near the intersection of Mount Hunger and Mayhew Roads, said Somerset County Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster on Wednesday. He described Hebert as being in his late 50s.

“What I will tell you is that this is our case,” Lancaster said on Wednesday. “There were hunters involved, and there was a landowner involved. There were gentlemen involved that were hunting, [but] this was not a hunting accident.”

Hebert was flown to CMMC on Wednesday.

As of late Wednesday night, no one had been charged in connection with the shooting, Lancaster said. He said that the information gathered during the investigation will be presented to the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine if charges will be filed.

Lancaster could not be reached for comment on Thursday, nor could a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

Doug Rafferty, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service, also said Wednesday night that the incident was not hunting-related.

“It’s an assault, not a hunting accident,” Rafferty said.

BDN writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

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