Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:10

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Wife shoots husband outside of home

READFIELD - A quiet part of Readfield turned brutally violent Wednesday afternoon when a woman shot her husband.

 The shooting happened outside their home on Sturtevant Hill Road around 1:30 p.m..


The man suffered a single gunshot wound, but was conscious when police arrived. He spoke with officers before being taken to a nearby hospital.


"We're taking the time that we need to make sure that we investigate it properly," Kennebec County Sheriff Ken Mason said. "It's not a homicide, [it's] elevated aggravated assault."


The wife was taken in for questioning and faces that elevated aggravated assault charge.


The couple is not yet being identified, but police are familiar with them


Sheriff Mason added, "My agency the sheriff's office, and the state police have been to this residence in the past for various calls for service."


Police say the woman is cooperating.


Sturtevant Hill Road was limited to one lane into the evening during the investigation.

David Guildford

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David joined the news team in March of 2017. First and foremost he is a proud Mainer. Before reporting for ABC7 and FOX22, he interned at WLBZ2 in Bangor, and attended the University of Maine's journalism program.

David was raised in the western Maine foothills, and has been a lifelong viewer of local Maine news. He hopes to bring this perspective to telling the stories of folks in the community.

When not on the job, David enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, spending time at the family camp on Branch Lake, and playing slow-pitch softball with the other Bangor gym class heroes.