Bangor police have released few details about the death of a man found unresponsive Thursday night at a house on Union Street.
Officers were called about 8:30 p.m. to 1702 Union St. for a report of a possible unconscious man at the home, Detective Lt. Brent Beaulieu said Friday morning. Officers found an injured man there and firefighters determined that he was deceased.
Beaulieu did not identify the man. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta to determine the cause of death.
“As of this time, this appears to be an isolated incident,” Beaulieu said.
There was a shooting at that address about 18 months ago, according to the Bangor Daily News archives.
Albe Lagasse, 53, of Bangor pulled out a gun and shot another man during an argument over a woman at about 11:30 a.m. June 18, 2019, at 1702 Union St., according to Bangor police. The other man then shot Lagasse in return.
When police arrived, officers found a man with a gunshot wound to his lower leg, who has not been identified, and learned that Lagasse had allegedly left the scene in a car.
Lagasse, who was unable to post $50,000 cash bail, pleaded guilty earlier this year to elevated aggravated assault, a Class A crime, and tampering with a witness, a Class C crime. He was sentenced in September at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 18 years in prison with all but seven years suspended, to be followed by four years of probation.
He is incarcerated at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, according to the Maine Department of Corrections. Lagasse’s earliest release date is Jan. 1, 2025. The time he spent at the Penobscot County Jail awaiting the resolution of his case was applied to his sentence.