Matthew Partridge of Winslow who allegedly shot a man to death outside the 'You Know Whose Pub' in Waterville Tuesday night is facing a murder charge. He had his initial appearance in Waterville District Court Wednesday. He is charged with shooting to death Justin Smith of China.

Police say the two likely were unacquainted and the shooting occurred after a confrontation between them outside the bar. Partridge told police he shot Smith while defending himself. He said that he fired multiple shots at the victim because he was in fear.

Partridge will be held without bail until a bail hearing can be scheduled.