State Police wound Howland man in shooting

HOWLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Maine State Police say a trooper shot and wounded a Howland man in a confrontation overnight Friday.

Officials say Dale Saucier, 36 years old of Howland, was shot and wounded inside his trailer home by Trooper Benjamin Campbell after some sort of confrontation.

State Police spokesperson Steve McCausland says Saucier had called state police and Trooper Campbell was dispatched for a well-being check.

Police have not released details of what took place inside the trailer, but the confrontation led Saucier being wounded.

According to officials, Saucier was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center and at last notice was out of surgery and is considered to be in "serious condition."

UPDATE: Eastern Maine Medical Center has confirmed that Saucier's condition went from "serious" to "fair" on Sunday.

McCausland said Trooper Campbell was not injured in the confrontation. Officials have put Campbell on administrative leave, which is standard in all officer involved shootings.

State Police say that the Maine Attorney General's office is currently investigating the incident.


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