Maine AG: No details on fatal shooting


CYR PLANTATION, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office says a man who was shot during an encounter with a state trooper and a U.S. Border Patrol agent has died.

Spokeswoman Kate Simmons says 55-year-old Neil Begin died Saturday after being airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She had no further comment.

The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear. It’s not known which officer fired the fatal shot on Friday or why the officers were called to Begin’s home in Cyr Plantation. In northern Maine, it’s not uncommon for Border Patrol agents to assist local police.

The Maine attorney general’s office is tasked with investigating officer-involved shootings. Simmons says she can’t comment on details.