State and Waterville Police continue to investigate the shooting of a 7 year old girl in Waterville this afternoon.  The shooting was reported about 3:30 PM .  The girl was rushed to the Thayer Unit of MaineGeneral and then LifeFlighted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.  We continue to monitor her condition tonight and remain hopeful.   Police and evidence techs plan to work well into tonight to investigate the shooting and gather evidence from the second floor apartment on Summer St.  Additional information and an update is expected Saturday.   

Brunswick Deceased ID'd

State Police say that the man who was killed in the shooting in Brunswick is Ali Fisher, 40, of Lisbon.

On Nov. 18, 2019, around 10:22 p.m., Brunswick Police received a 911 call about shots being fired. Maine State Police arrived Fisher broke into a residence at 34 Federal Street, which is a temporary housing facility run by Tedford Housing. He had an altercation with the resident (female, 22, of Westbrook) who had a guest over. The male guest (male, 22, of Westbrook) and Fisher fought, and subsequently Fisher was shot by the male guest who was also armed. He left the building and collapsed outside. The resident of Federal Street was also shot in the arm, treated, and released from an area hospital.

The other two people involved will not be identified as no charges are expected.

Brunswick Police Department assisted at the scene.

Westbrook Missing Person (UPDATED)

Henry Jaques, 45, of Westbrook is missing. He is 5'9", 200 lbs, blond hair and blue eyes. 

UPDATE: An autopsy was completed today. Additional testing needs to be done, but the death of Mr. Jacques is not considered suspicious. Westbrook PD will be continuing to investigate.

An update to earlier information released by the Maine State Police:

Henry Jacques, who was reported missing in Westbrook, was located deceased this afternoon in the woods behind Saint Anthony’s Church on Brown Street. By State statute, the cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. No further information is being released at this time.

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Westbrook Police Department with a missing persons case.  Henry Jacques, 45 years old, was last seen at 55 Brown Street, APT 2 on Friday, November 8th at approximately 3:00 PM by his live-in girlfriend.  He left the residence on foot wearing blue jeans, multiple layers of shirts (unknown color) and no shoes.  Jacques is described as 5’9” tall, 200 lbs. with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He has a tattoo on his right arm with the initials “H.J.”  Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Westbrook Police Department at (207) 854-0394 or Maine State Police at (207) 624-7076.


SacoUPDATED Nov. 8, 2019: The autopsy on Herbert Winship of Saco has been completed, but authorities are waiting on toxicology reports and further tests before releasing findings. It is expected to take upwards of four weeks before results will be returned to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

No further updates are expected until that time.

Original release from Nov. 7, 2019.

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit assisted the Saco Police Department with a death investigation earlier today.  At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, two hunters approached a State Trooper parked near the Flag Pond Road overpass on the Maine Turnpike to report they had discovered the body of a male subject in the woods nearby.  Investigators from the State Police and Saco Police Department responded to the scene located approximately a quarter of a mile into the woods from the Flag Pond Road overpass.

The victim was identified as 48-year-old Herbert Winship of Saco.  Winship was involved in a high speed chase just before midnight on Saturday night with Saco Police when an officer directed him to stop his motorcycle in the parking lot of VIP Tires and Service on Route 1 after observing a traffic violation.  Winship failed to comply with the officer and traveled northbound on Route 1 eluding police.  He parked his motorcycle at Rinaldi Energy on Route 1 in Saco and fled the area of foot.  A Scarborough Police officer found the abandoned motorcycle and began a canine track attempting to locate Winship, but was unable to find him.  

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta to determine the cause and manner of death.  The Saco Fire Department and the Maine Warden Service also assisted at the scene.

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