Deputy Waterville Police Chief William Bonney will update reporters on yesterday's shooting in the city.  The press conference will take place outside the Waterville Police Dept. at 1 p.m.


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.   


State and Waterville Police are investigating the shooting of a young child in the city this afternoon. The girl was shot inside a home on Summer St.   The child was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral’s Thayer Unit in Waterville, as police investigate what happened. 

Scarborough Shooting Update

State and Scarborough Police continue to investigate the circumstances of last night's shooting in the Wal-Mart parking lot.   24 year old  Ryan Townsend of Saco is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center being treated for a gunshot wound.  Investigators say 24 year old Tyler Hish of Scarborough was questioned last night and released.  A woman who witnessed the shooting and knows both men also was questioned and she was also released. Investigators and evidence technicians were  on the scene until early this morning  and will be conducting more interviews today.

Scarborough Shooting

State and Scarborough Police are investigating the shooting of man in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Scarborough Friday evening.  The wounded man is being treated at Maine Medical Center. Two people are being questioned. The shooting was reported to police about 5:30PM.  The victim was shot outside his vehicle and a Scarborough Police Officer, who was inside Wal-Mart at the time, investigating another incident, was at the shooting scene in a couple of minutes, aided by officers from South Portland Police.  Investigators are now attempting to determine the circumstances of the shooting. 

Machias Shootings

State Police say one man is in custody following shootings in Washington County this morning, which took place in Machias and Jonesboro.  There are multiple victims. Troopers, Sheriff’s Deputies, Machias Police, the Maine Warden Service and the Maine Forestry Service all responded to the scenes.  State Police Lt. Troy Gardner will update reporters at 5 PM at the Washington Sheriff’s Office in Machias.    


UPDATE: State Police say 21 year old Dylan Ketcham of Gardiner has been arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault as a result of the investigation that began earlier in the day on Lincoln Avenue in Gardiner.  He is being held at the Kennebec County Jail. Ketcham was arrested this afternoon at the Gardiner Police Dept. where he had been questioned . The names of the two victims are being withheld tonight as police continue to monitor their conditions.  Both men are being treated at Maine Medical in Portland

State and Gardiner Police are investigating the shooting and stabbing of two men early this morning in Gardiner and they are questioning a third man in connection with the incident.  The two injured men were found outside a home on Lincoln Ave. just after 1 AM.  Both were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral in Augusta and have been flown by the Lifeflight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland where they have been undergoing emergency surgery.  

Gardiner Police had been called by a Lincoln Ave. resident after one of the injured men came to the door and asked for help.   Gardiner Police and rescue personnel responded and located both men outside the home.  One had been shot and the second man had been stabbed. 

A State Police canine assisted Gardiner and State Police with tracking the suspected assailant, who was found about a half mile away in the foundation of an abandoned building.  He was taken into custody and has been questioned by State Police detectives during the day.


State Police say a 29 year old man is being treated for multiple wounds after he was shot by police in Canaan following a chase from Waterville, after a Waterville Police officer was shot and wounded.  Richard Murray-Burns of Harmony is being treated at EMMC in Bangor.

The Waterville officer – Timothy Hinton – was shot in both arms and was treated and released about 4:30 PM  from the Thayer unit of MaineGeneral in Waterville.  Hinton had stopped a car along Route 201 after a shoplifting complaint from Waterville’s Wal-Mart.   Hinton was fired upon as he in his cruiser and as the gunman’s car left the scene, Hinton, who was wounded,  began the pursuit until other officers could pick up the chase. Police officers from several police agencies  were involved in the pursuit, along Routes 201 and 23, ending at Route 2  in Canaan when several officers fired and wounded the suspect. 

Several police cruisers in the chase were struck by gunfire from the suspect , including a couple of cruisers which were disabled.  Murray-Burns was armed with an assault styled weapon.

As is standard in officer involved shootings, the Maine Attorney General’s Office  is investigating the incident and a team of investigators were sent to Canaan.  Eight police officers  shot at the suspect and they have each been placed on administrative leave with pay, which also is standard procedure.

In addition to Hinton, the officers involved were State Troopers Eric Sucy, Rick Moody, Daniel Murray and Garret Booth, Fire Marshal Investigator Ken MacMaster, Somerset Deputy Sheriff Stephen Arminger and Winslow Police Officer Cameron Huggins.  

Brunswick Shooting Death

State and Brunswick police are investigating a shooting that left one dead in Brunswick.

On Nov. 18, 2019, at approximately 10:22 p.m., Brunswick Police received a 911 call about a shooting on Federal Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that a man who was armed with a handgun broke into an apartment occupied by two people. During a struggle for the weapon, the man who broke into the apartment and another occupant were shot. The subject fled from the apartment and died outside. The other occupant was treated at an area hospital and released. 

No charges are expected and there is no threat to the public. Names are being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Brunswick Police Department assisted at the scene.



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