November 09, 2019
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Second suspect arrested in connection to Presque Isle shooting, search for third continues

Nina Mahaleris | BDN
Nina Mahaleris | BDN
Police blocked off a section of State Street in Presque Isle while arresting Jomo White, a suspect from the Northern Road shooting on Monday.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting on Northern Road earlier this week.

Courtesy of Maine Department of Public Safety
Courtesy of Maine Department of Public Safety
A manhunt continues for Jason Alexander, who police consider to be armed and dangerous.

Police confirmed Wednesday night that Brittany Britton was arrested Monday but did not say what her role in the incident was or where she was found. The search continues for Jason Alexander, who police identified as a suspect Monday night.

Police said a man called 911 around 6 a.m. Monday and reported he had been shot at a residence on Northern Road in a neighborhood near Skyway Industrial Park.

[One arrested in Presque Isle shooting while police search for second suspect]

Police describe 44-year-old Alexander as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. A warrant has been issued for Alexander’s arrest and police continue to search “wherever he might be,” Presque Isle Police Chief Laurie Kelly said.

Another suspect, Jomo White, 31, of Atlanta, Georgia, was located at a Presque Isle residence near State Street and taken into police custody on Tuesday.

The shooting victim, whose identity is not being disclosed, is in stable condition but remains in intensive care at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Chief Kelly said Wednesday morning.

[Police look for 2 men considered armed and dangerous in Presque Isle shooting]

He reportedly underwent surgery at AR Gould Hospital, but was taken to Bangor by helicopter with critical injuries.

Anyone who provides information that leads to the location and arrest of Alexander will be eligible for a $500 reward through the Aroostook Crime Stoppers, police said.

If anyone sees Alexander, they should call the Maine State Police at 207-532-5400, Presque Isle police at 207-764-4476 or Aroostook County Crime Stoppers at 800-638-8477.

Anyone found to have aided Alexander in evading arrest will be subject to prosecution, police said.

This story originally appeared on The County.

 



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