Maine man shot after 18-hour standoff with police
Maine police officials said a man in Ellsworth has been shot after an 18-hour standoff with the police.
Maine police spokesman Stephen McCausland said 50-year-old Jeffrey Bernard was shot by a state trooper about 6:30 yesterday morning. He said Bernard was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he was still undergoing surgery yesterday afternoon.
McCausland said Bernard was shot by Trooper Scott Duff – a 17-year veteran of the force and member of the tactical team.
Bernard’s 56-year-old wife, Vicki Bernard, who was with him at the time of the shooting, was not injured, the police said.
The standoff began at about noon Saturday at a camper on North Main Street.
The Maine attorney general’s office is investigating the shooting.