Police: One dead in Stockton Springs shooting

Incident remains under investigation
By Tanya Mitchell | Nov 17, 2012
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Stockton Springs — Maine State Police are investigating a shooting death at a residence in Stockton Springs that reportedly occurred at 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Nov. 17.

The Maine State Medical Examiner's Office said the cause of death for 31-year-old David Linscott Jr. of Brooks was due to a gunshot wound to the chest. No additional details regarding the nature of the death were immediately available, but more information is expected to be released as the investigation continues.

Maine State Police Public Information Officer Steve McCausland said Linscott died on the front yard of the Robert Tucker residence on Route 1. McCausland said Tucker, 36, shot Linscott and, while police have interviewed him, he has not yet been charged in connection with the incident.

McCausland said Linscott went to the Tucker residence with a group of friends, all of whom left the home within minutes after the shooting. Searsport police officers located Linscott's friends a short time later, McCausland said, and investigators have since interviewed each of them in addition to Tucker.

McCausland said police will conduct additional interviews with Tucker and other witnesses in an effort to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Police have not released details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting, but Linscott was indicted by a Waldo County Grand Jury in 2010 on burglary and theft charges. Linscott also was indicted on burglary and criminal mischief charges in 2008.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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