CALAIS (from state police) - Both State Police and the Attorney General’s Office continue to investigate the circumstances of Wednesday night’s shooting in Calais.
Megan Sherrard earlier in the day had a doctor’s appointment for her baby but never showed up . Her car was located in the physician’s parking lot in Calais by her father Wednesday afternoon, who then contacted Calais Police concerned for her safety.
Detectives say it appears likely that Pinney confronted Sherrard in that parking lot and forced her to return with him to his house.
Pinney had been out on bail for a domestic violence criminal threatening charge involving Sherrard, and a condition of his bail was he was to have no contact with her. He had been arrested by Calais Police on May 18. In addition, Sherrard had filed a protection order from harrassment and abuse against Pinney on June 11.
The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the officer involvement in the shooting of Pinney as Calais police officers John Preston and Joseph Bartlett, both shot at Pinney after arriving at his home, just as Sherrard and her baby were fleeing it. The State Police investigation is centering on the shooting of the mother and baby.
Sherrard is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Her six week old baby boy – Luca Sherrard– is also being treated there for a gunshot wound to the foot. An autopsy on Pinney’s body will take place Friday at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta.