A section of River Street in Rumford is blocked off Monday night after Sean B. Dyment, 23, of Canton brandished a rifle in front of police outside their station and was shot by two Oxford County Sheriff’s deputies. Dyment was taken to Rumford hospital where he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later. Bruce Farrin/Rumford Falls Times

RUMFORD — A Canton man was fatally shot Monday night in front of the police station during a confrontation with officers from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office and the Rumford Police Department.

Sean B. Dyment, 23, brandished a rifle in front of officers at 8:21 p.m. at 150 River St., according to a joint statement by Rumford Police Chief Tony Milligan and Oxford County Sheriff Christopher Wainwright.

Police were in front of the station interviewing a person concerned about being followed around town by a vehicle. During the conversation, a vehicle matching the description stopped and Dyment confronted police with a rifle.

Sheriff’s Cpl. Joshua Aylward and Deputy Matthew Steinort fired shots at Dyment, who was transported by Med-Care Ambulance to the Rumford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, which is standard procedure in for any police-involved shooting.

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