- Associated Press - Saturday, February 18, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a Portland police officer fatally shot a man who was brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun that looked like a rifle.

Police received reports of a man walking through the parking lot of the Union Station Plaza strip mall screaming and pointing a gun at cars shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday. The weapon was described as a shotgun, rifle or BB gun.

The man, 22-year-old Chance David Baker of Portland, was shot outside of a sandwich shop where he still was brandishing the weapon. He died at a local hospital. Police say his rifle-style pellet gun had a wooden stock and scope.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on routine administrative leave while the incident is investigated. He hasn’t been identified.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide