- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - State police detectives on Friday identified the gunman believed to have killed two men in a drug-related shooting as a New York City man with a long criminal history.

Fuquan Prince Wilson, 34, went only by a street name but blood at the crime scene helped crime lab technicians to establish an identity, investigators said. An arrest warrant charges him with being a felon in possession of a gun.

Biddeford and state police continue to investigate the July 6 shooting. Because drugs were involved, they’ve asked the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to join the investigation.

The victims were identified as Jeffrey Lude, 37, of Biddeford, and Russell Lavoie, 42, of Old Orchard Beach.

The two men allegedly went to the house armed with a pellet gun and a rubber mallet to assault Wilson and to try to steal drugs, said state police spokesman Steve McCausland. Detectives are considering self-defense as a factor in the shootings, but no final decision has been made on whether other charges will be filed, he said.


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