Lawsuit settled in lobster feud shooting

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ROCKLAND — Two Maine lobstermen from remote Matinicus Island have settled a civil lawsuit stemming from a 2009 shooting in a feud over lobster traps.

Christopher Young initially asked for $4 million from Vance Bunker for potential lost income and other damages after Bunker shot him in the neck on July 20, 2009, on the town dock on Matinicus, about 20 miles off Rockland. A jury last year decided that Bunker was acting in self-defense and acquitted him of elevated aggravated assault.

According to the Bangor Daily News, court documents filed in Knox County Superior Court this week do not include details of the settlement.

Attorneys for Young and Bunker were away from their offices Thursday and not available for comment.

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