VASSALBORO – A man is dead and a woman severely injured after a police involved shooting on the Arnold road in Vassalboro.
Maine State Police and the Kennebec County Sheriffs Office were called to the area in search of a suspicious vehicle after several burglaries were reported in the area, one while the home owner was still there.
The officers came across a pickup truck driven by a man with a woman in the passenger seat.
According to Maine State Police, the driver intentionally rammed a state police cruiser. The officers then opened fire on the vehicle killing the man and injuring the woman. She was taken to Maine Medical Center by Lifeflight.
State Police is expected to be on scene overnight. The Attorney General’s office is also on scene investigating the incident.
As is protocol, the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.
Officials say the public is not in danger.