Starks man shot, flown to CMMC

STARKS — Maine State Police detectives and other responders are investigating a shooting Wednesday in which a Starks man was injured.

The shooting occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m., a state police dispatcher confirmed Wednesday evening.

“We don’t have a lot to release right now,” Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department said about 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

He confirmed that the victim is Kerry Hebert, whom he described as being in his late 50s. He also confirmed that the incident did not appear to be hunting-related.

“What I will tell you is that this is our case,” Lancaster said. “There were hunters involved and there was a landowner involved. There were gentlemen involved that were hunting [but] this was not a hunting accident.”

Hebert is the husband of Jennifer Zweig Hebert, an RSU 9 director and the town clerk of Starks.

As of late Wednesday night, no one had been charged in connection with the shooting, Lancaster said. He said that the information gathered during the investigation will be presented to the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine if charges will be filed.

Lancaster said that investigators were still at the scene collecting evidence and actively working the case and that they would be working late into the night, if not into Thursday morning.

Doug Rafferty, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service, also said Wednesday night that the incident was not hunting-related.

“It’s an assault, not a hunting accident,” Rafferty said Wednesday night.

According to Lancaster, the shooting occurred near the intersection of Mount Hunger and Mayhew roads. Hebert was taken from his property there to a landing zone set up at Madison High School. From there, he was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, the chief deputy said.

Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said Wednesday night that a team of state police detectives and game wardens went to the scene to assist the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Though McCausland did not identify the victim, he said that the condition of the man who was shot improved over the evening.

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Why did the article point out that the victims spouse was a RSU9 director and a town clerk, it has no bearing on this incident?


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