WALDOBORO – The Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating a deadly Sunday shooting involving a Waldoboro man and two police officers.
On a quiet midcoast dirt road in Waldoboro, with just 2 houses, a 911 call to police came in for a domestic violence disturbance.
Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labomarde said “Upon entering the residence armed confrontation occurred at which time shots were exchanged.”
Chief Labombarde identified his responding officers as Sgt. Jamie Wilson and Officer John Lash.
Officer Lash, he said, was shot in the back. He was wearing his bullet proof vest and that took the brunt of the impact. Lash was treated and released from a local hospital.
Jon Alspaugh, 57, who lived in the home with his wife and mother-in-law, was shot and killed at the scene. All were home at the time of the shooting, according to police.
Alspaugh worked for the City of Rockland as the assistant director of the Rockland Wastewater Treatment Plant.
State records show he did not have any criminal record, in fact, police had never been to the home before Sunday’s shooting.
The city manager told CBS 13: “We are sorry for the loss of Jon. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.”
Chief Labombarde said his department is also feeling the impact of this officer involved shooting. He added “We’re a family definitely, it impacts everything, we just all pull together and all the surrounding agencies.”
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting, which is standard procedure.
The police chief said it will be under investigation for quote “quite some time.”