- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The parents of the 19-year-old man killed in a shooting at a recording studio say their son was a bystander in a confrontation that didn’t involve him.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1FZwORs ) Nancy and Don Laxon, parents of Trey Arsenault, said police told them their son was not a target when shots were fired inside DA Block Studios Inc., an independent recording studio on Market Street.

Police said Arsenault and a 20-year-old Portland man were shot around midnight Monday. Arsenault was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other man, not identified by police, is expected to recover.

“Trey didn’t have any affiliation” with the confrontation, Nancy Laxson said. “He got caught in the crossfire.”

Arsenault’s parents said they did not know their son was planning to go to the studio, where detectives said he had gone to hear a woman record a song.

When police arrived at their home about 5 a.m. Tuesday, Laxson said she believed her son was there.

Studio owner Ron Hargrove did not immediately allow officers to search the studio. Acting Police Chief Vern Malloch said police were able to gain access Tuesday morning through a search warrant.

Police said they are seeking “at least two” shooters, who are still at large. Police have not identified a motive for the shooting.


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

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