Assault Suspect Dead Following Standoff With Police in Maine
A 42-year-old man suspected of committing an aggravated assault is dead following a Sunday evening standoff with police in Portland.
According to an article on the WMTW, police received a report on Sunday evening of an aggravated assault where a man reportedly showed a firearm. The man, later identified as Kyle Desmarais, left the scene before police arrived.
Later that night, police spotted Desmarais's vehicle speeding south on I-295. Police pulled the vehicle over on the Exit 2 off-ramp.
The article goes on to explain that police attempted to speak with Desmarais. However, when he exited the vehicle, he reportedly pointed a gun at officers. The man and officers reportedly exchanged fire.
Desmarais was hit and later pronounced dead. Neither officer was injured.
The officers, Jacob Webster and Jordin Jackson, have been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol. The WMTW article goes on to explain that the Maine Attorney General's Office is investigating.
At this time, no further information regarding the alleged assault has been released.
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