Police say Winslow woman accidentally shot husband

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 24, 2014, at 12:07 p.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — A Winslow man is in the hospital after his wife accidentally shot him with a handgun on Saturday night, according to police.

Paul Labrecque, 55, is recovering in a Bangor hospital from injuries that weren’t life-threatening, according to Winslow police who responded to Labrecque’s home on Morrill Road about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. His wife, Jane Marie Aucion-Labrecque, 53, called 911 after she said she shot him in the elbow.

“We found Jane hysterical, stating she had shot her husband,” Winslow Police Chief Shawn O’Leary said Sunday morning about the officers’ arrival at the house. Winslow EMS and Delta Ambulance also responded to the emergency 911 call.

Inside the home, first responders found Paul Labrecque sitting a chair with a gunshot wound to his elbow. He was taken to the Thayer Waterville campus of Maine General Medical Center initially for treatment but was transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center, O’Leary said.

O’Leary said police are conducting a full investigation into the shooting, and have requested assistance from the Maine State Police evidence team. He said that officials will forward a final report to the Kennebec County district attorney’s office.

“It looks like it’s going to be accidental,” he said.

At this point, police are not releasing any information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Portland television station WGME, CBS 13, contributed to this report.

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