BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police announced Monday a reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a man they say shot and killed another man on Ohio Street on Sunday afternoon.
“We are actively seeking Antoinne J. Bethea (also known as “Prince”) whose date of birth is 10-28-1976, via an arrest warrant for the violation of murder,” Lt. David Bushey, who leads the detective division, said Monday night in a news release.
Bethea of New Haven, Connecticut, is wanted in connection with the death of Terrance Durel Sr., 36, of New Orleans and formerly Brewer, who was shot near 125 Ohio St. shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday. Durel was taken by car to a local hospital, where he died.
Bangor police declined to provide the relationship between the two men, or a possible motive, but a search online reveals they are connected through a mutual friend, who has not responded to a request for comment.
Special Agent Kristen Setera of the FBI Public Affairs office in Boston confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the FBI is assisting in the search for Bethea.
“A reward has been posted for information that leads to the apprehension of Mr. Bethea,” the Bangor police news release states.
An organization is offering the reward but did not want to be identified, Bushey said. It was not clear how the organization got involved. Police declined to release the amount of the reward.
A team of investigators and crime scene technicians with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the shooting.
Bethea was still on the run Monday.
The Easter homicide is the first of 2017, Bushey confirmed Monday.
The most recent alleged homicide in Bangor occurred on Nov. 27, when Robert Mark Kennedy, 38, was shot to death at an apartment house on Center Street.
Robert Hansley, 27, and Thomas Ferguson, 37, both of Brooklyn, New York, were arrested the same night and charged with murder and elevated aggravated assault. Their trial is scheduled for May 24 at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Anyone with information about the Ohio Street shooting incident is urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384. The anonymous tip line can be reached by dialing ext. 6.