- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Police have brought an additional felony charge against a Portland teen who they say shot a 20-year-old Standish man in a dispute over a girl.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1aR7j6r ) 18-year-old Christopher McMann was charged Tuesday with elevated aggravated assault. He called police after firing his father’s pistol at the man, who claims he went to confront McMann after McMann sent him nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend.

McMann’s attorney says his client acted in self-defense after receiving threatening text messages from the man, who arrived at McMann’s home to carry out those threats.

Deputy District Attorney Megan Elam says McMann fired repeatedly at the man’s car, hitting an adjacent house in addition to the man’s shoulder.

The new charge is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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