BLUE HILL – Maine State Police on Monday released the name of the Blue Hill man shot to death on Sunday but released no information about the person who shot him.
“The victim of last night’s shooting in blue hill is 31-year-old Joshua Clark,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. “He was shot outside of his home at 646 Ellsworth Road.”
Clark was shot just before 6 p.m. Sunday, he said. The day before, a friend of the father of four said he celebrated his daughter’s sixth birthday.
“We have identified the person who shot him and that person has been interviewed and we continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting,” McCausland said.
McCausland declined to answer questions about if the shooter was a family member or if the case involved domestic violence.
Clark’s friend said he was involved in a turbulent relationship.
“He was not an aggressor,” said Beccah Nadeau, of Blue Hill. “He could be loud but that was just who he was but he wasn’t violence. He would never hurt a woman. That is why this is just crazy for me.”
She said Blue Hill is a small community and the two became friends a few years ago after he got a puppy from her.
“He just wanted to be loved,” she said. “He had an awful upbringing and he just always wanted to get the love back that he put out.”
A representative from the medical examiner’s office said Monday afternoon the cause and manner of Clark’s death was still pending.
“And even though things weren’t going great with his ex-wife, or soon to be ex-wife, he always tried to make it better and tried do whatever he thought would help,” Nadeau said.