The Cumberland Farms store in Norridgewock is seen in this 2018 file photo. Credit: Gabor Degre / BDN

A man was shot by a sheriff’s deputy early Friday morning after he crashed a pickup truck in Norridgewock.

Somerset County sheriff’s deputies were investigating a crash on U.S. Route 2, close to the convenience store, about 1:45 a.m. when Trever A. Caouette, 24, got into an “armed confrontation” with them, according to the Associated Press.

Caouette was transported from Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to undergo surgery.

Deputy Michael Lyman discharged his weapon and has been placed on administrative leave, the Associated Press reports. The Maine attorney general’s office is investigating, as is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

A red double cab Dodge Ram pickup was found on nearby Route 2 leading to Skowhegan in a muddy ditch with its tailgate ripped off and the left rear tire missing, according to the Sentinel.

In April 2018, John D. Williams robbed the Cumberland Farms store in Norridgewock after he shot Somerset County sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole to death and fled into the woods, sparking a dayslong manhunt. He was found guilty in Cole’s killing in 2019.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.