OAKFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a man was wounded by a trooper while being arrested in the town of Oakfield.
Officials say 54-year-old John Corneil, of Smyrna, was shot during an armed confrontation late Friday morning. He was being treated at a hospital in Houlton.
Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland said a team of three troopers went to a store to arrest Corneil. He said the trooper who discharged his gun, Sgt. Chad Fuller, has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
The Maine attorney general’s office investigating the incident.
McCausland said Corneil was being arrested as part of an ongoing investigation but further details weren’t available. It was unclear if Corneil had a lawyer.