AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say Maine law enforcement officers have shot and killed an armed military veteran within sight of the entrance of a VA hospital outside Augusta.
The Maine attorney general's office says the confrontation Thursday morning in Togus involved the victim, a member of the local police department and two game wardens.
The shooting followed reports of gunfire in the woods. Witness Paul Stevens says officers fired on a man armed with what looked like a rifle.
He says about eight shots were fired, and the man fell to the ground in the woods off Route 17.
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The victim's name was not immediately released. But officials say the victim was not a resident or member of the VA hospital staff.