OAKFIELD – A man was rushed to the hospital this morning following an exchange of gunfire between a wanted man and a State Police Trooper.
Authorities say a team of three police officers went to the Oakfield Thriftway store on Ridge Road just after 11:00 a.m.
They were planning to arrest 54 year old John Corneil of Smyrna as part of an ongoing investigation.
They say there was an armed confrontation outside the store and the suspect was shot by the trooper.
No police officers were injured, but Corneil was rushed to the Houlton Hospital for treatment.
Officials say Sergeant Chad Fuller is a 20 year veteran of the State Police.
He has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating, as it does in any officer involved shootings.