LEWISTON (WGME) – Lewiston police have made three arrests in connection with a shooting at 21 Walnut St. in Lewiston Saturday morning.
The incident led to a standoff that lasted several hours.
Police received reports of gunshots fired shortly before 3 a.m.
Elisha Felix Rios, 19, of Jersey City, New Jersey was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. Police said he was arrested following treatment at a local hospital.
According to Lewiston police, Rios was arrested on a probation hold as he was on probation for a gun-related conviction when the shooting occurred.
Benjamin Alan Brown, 28, of East Boston, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm.
Shantel P. Chisholm, 25, who lives at the Walnut Street residence, was arrested and charged with violation of conditions of release.
Neighbors said the continuous violence in downtown Lewiston makes them feel unsafe.
“It’s scary, that’s all it is. Like when you can’t walk down the street in the morning or afternoon without getting shot at,” said Jenny Davis.
After collection of evidence at the scene, Lewiston police said they recovered four handguns, numerous shell casings, more than 50 grams of heroin and $1,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
The shooting remains under investigation. Lewiston police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Detective Tyler Michaud at 513-3001, Ext. 3316.