November 26, 2017

MDIFW NEWS: Update - Oxford Hunting Incident

Game wardens continue to investigate a hunting related shooting incident that took place yesterday in Oxford. 32-year-old James Footman of Paris, Maine man was shot with a firearm while he and three others were pursuing deer yesterday afternoon. Game wardens are questioning a 21-year-old male from Oxford in that group of four as the suspected shooter. The two other hunters in the group were Darcie Bolduc, 38, from Oxford and her 12-year old son.

Yesterday’s hunting incident took place off the Plains Road in Oxford just after 2:00 PM. The scene was one quarter of a mile into the woods off the end of Plains Road and was on property open to hunting. Plains Road is off Number Six Road which is located a short distance east of Oxford Plains Speedway.

Footman was taken by Lifeflight to Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston and treated for serious injuries to both arms as a result of being struck by a bullet. Footman remains at CMMC for treatment. The Maine Warden Service will be working in conjunction with the Oxford County District Attorney’s Office to gather facts of this case to determine if charges will be filed. The shooters identity will not be released unless charges are filed against him. Details regarding clothing worn by those involved will not be released as they are evidentiary in nature. Oxford Police Department as well as Oxford Fire and Rescue assisted with this incident.