CYR PLANTATION, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general says a state trooper and Border Patrol agent were justified when they shot and killed a man who leveled a rifle at them as they attempted to arrest him following a domestic disturbance in Cyr Plantation.
The report, released Tuesday, says 55-year-old Neil Begin, was shot once, and then shot a second time after he got up, still wielding the rifle. He died later at a Bangor hospital.
Police recovered a pair of rifles and marijuana from Begin's home.
Officers went to Begin's home on April 23 after he allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at his wife, his adult son and his son's girlfriend the night before. The report says his blood-alcohol content at the hospital was 0.248 percent, three times the limit for driving.