Police say homeowner shot man in Stockton Springs homicide

Posted Nov. 17, 2012, at 12:42 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 19, 2012, at 8:44 a.m.

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — Maine State Police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man by a homeowner in the coastal town of Stockton Springs early Saturday.

Spokesman Stephen McCausland of the Public Safety Department said David Linscott of Brooks was shot at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the front yard of a house owned by 36-year-old Robert Tucker along U.S. Route 1. Linscott died at the scene of a single gunshot wound. McCausland said Tucker shot the man after a confrontation, but would provide few other details because of an ongoing investigation.

“There are no charges at this time,” said McCausland on Saturday. “That will not change for the weekend. There is a lot more work to do to determine the circumstances of this event. [Linscott] arrived at the home with at least one other person. There was a confrontation between he and the homeowner.”

McCausland said at least one friend of Linscott’s was with him at the time of the shooting. A short time afterward, the friend was located in Searsport and interviewed by police, who found him because of other witnesses’ descriptions of his vehicle. McCausland said both Tucker and Linscott’s friend have been cooperative during the investigation.

McCausland said police do not know whether Tucker and Linscott knew each other. He expected investigators would spend all weekend doing interviews and collecting evidence, and that an autopsy would be performed by the Chief Medical Examiner’s office Sunday or Monday.

McCausland said on Sunday afternoon that there have been no new developments in the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.