Officer involved shooting leaves one man dead


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police said one man has died after an officer involved shooting Tuesday night in Bangor.

Witnesses tell NEWS CENTER that police had a vehicle pulled over when a man exited the car and ran away towards some woods. Witnesses then say they heard what they believe to be gunfire.

"He walked up with the cop, leaned against the hood, and he looked really sketchy because, all I did was see him look back twice of his shoulder and then out, not a second later, he darted through the woods. I'd say about 30 seconds later, I heard about 12 gunshots," said Ryan Wylie, who witnessed the incident.

The Bangor Police Department said no officers were injured in the shooting. The Maine Attorney General's Office is investigating as is protocol in all officer involved shootings.

NEWS CENTER will update as details become available.


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Police make arrest in Bangor homicide


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two men from New York have been charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Bangor Friday morning that left one man dead and another injured. 27-year-old Robert Hansley and 37-year-old Thomas Ferguson, who are both from Brooklyn, were taken into custody just after 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said they received reports of multiple gunshots at 201 Center Street around 3:30 a.m. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim was taken to the Bangor Hospital and is being treated for gunshot wounds. Police have not released the names of the victims.

According to Bangor Police Sergeant, Tim Cotton, the body of the man who died will be taken to Augusta, where the state medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy.

NEWS CENTER will update this developing story.


Bangor man arrested after stabbing on Hammond Street


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bangor man is currently in custody after police say he stabbed a man several times Thursday morning.

Bangor police say 22-year-old Moffatt Bennett stabbed a man in his 50's several times at a residence on Hammond St.

The victim was taken by Bangor Fire to the Eastern Maine Medical Center and was treated and later released from the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say.

Bennett has been charged with aggravated assault and was taken to the Penobscot County Jail. Police say the victim in this case is a family member of Bennett.

Police say this case is still under investigation and no further information will be released until after the expected arraignment on Monday, November 30.


Six arrested in Bangor on drug trafficking charges


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- MDEA say six people were arrested Monday night following the execution of a search warrant at 26 Spring Street in Bangor. They also say a 10 year old is currently in custody of DHHS after agents found the child living in the home.

According to agents, investigators with MDEA's North Central Task Force in Bangor, with the assistance of the Bangor Police Department, have for the past month been investigating the sale of crack cocaine and heroin from the home on Spring street. This investigation has included the undercover purchase of crack from individuals inside the apartment.

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Trial for man accused of killing baby continues


 

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A judge's trial of a Bangor man charged in the death of his 3-month-old son continued into day three Thursday morning. 

Police say 18-year-old Dustin Brown's son died nearly three years ago. The day of the death, officers responded to the home for a baby who was not breathing back on Nov. 25, 2012. The infant was taken the hospital, where he later died. Brown told police the baby went limp during a feeding, but an autopsy indicates the infant, Xander Brown, died from trauma.

The prosecution recalled that Brown's son, Xander, was born prematurely but did not have any medical issues when he was brought home. The prosecution argued Brown acted Brown negligently when left along with the baby. 

Bangor police investigating death of 2-year-old


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor Police Department is investigating the death of a two year-old girl.

Detectives were called to a home on Center Street in Bangor just after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police must investigate all deaths of children age three and under in Maine.

Bangor Police are not releasing information on the cause of the child's death at this time.

This story will be updated.


Day two: Trial for man accused of killing 3-month-old


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A judge's trial of a Bangor man charged in the death of his 3-month-old son continued into day two Wednesday morning.