The Associated Press
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine- A South Portland police officer was shot Wednesday while serving an arrest warrant, but the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, officials said.
Officer Steve Connors was working in a joint operation with Portland police officers when the suspected opened fire, hitting him four times, WGME-TV reported. The suspect was shot when officers returned fire and died at a local hospital, the station reported.
The officers had gone to an apartment on Elm Steet at 7 p.m., and the incident ended with shots being fired, South Portland Chief Ed Googins told reporters at the scene. He declined to provide further details of what happened.
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The attorney general's office was investigating as it's required to do whenever an officer discharges a weapon.