Attorney General Statement Regarding Officer Involved Shooting in Rumford

November 10, 2011

AUGUSTA ? Attorney General William J. Schneider issued the following statement today:

?The Maine Attorney General?s Office is investigating the deadly shooting of Eric Richard, 46, an administrative officer with the Rumford Police Department.

The shooting occurred after 10:00 a.m. this morning in the woods of Rumford. The Maine Warden Service and State Police troopers Kyle Tilsley and Adam Fillebrown, with his tracking dog, were searching for Mr. Richard in the woods. An armed confrontation occurred between Mr. Richard and Warden Jeremy Judd, 34, from the Gray District. The State Police troopers were not involved in the shooting.

Mr. Richard died as a result of a gunshot wound. The manner of death has not yet been determined by the Medical Examiner?s Office.

Several law enforcement agencies are assisting with the investigation, including State Police, the Maine Warden Service, Rumford Police and deputies from the Oxford County Sheriff?s Office. State Police have sent a team of detective and evidence technicians to assist in the investigation, and Colonel Robert Williams, Chief of the State Police, went to the scene and has met with Rumford Police.?