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Trooper shoots Thorndike man in confrontation

Nov 27, 2019

Thorndike — State Police say a state trooper shot and wounded a Thorndike man Tuesday night in an armed confrontation outside the man's home.

Eric Fitzpatrick, 33, is being treated at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for two gunshot wounds.

According to State Police, troopers were called to 108 Ward Hill Road at approximately 11 p.m. for a neighborhood disturbance that evolved into a domestic incident between Fitzpatrick and his girlfriend.

The officer involved, seven-year State Police veteran Trooper Thomas Bureau, was not injured in the shooting.

Bureau was placed on administrative leave with pay while the incident is reviewed by State Police and the Maine Attorney General's Office.

Fitzpatrick was first taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast and was then taken by LifeFlight of Maine to Bangor.

Calls to the state Department of Public Safety for further information were not returned by press time.

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