BANGOR – The Harmony man who has multiple wounds from an exchange of gunfire with police on Sunday has not yet been charged.
That’s according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Richard Murray-Burns, 29, of Harmony is still being treated at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
“He remains hospitalized at Eastern Maine medical and there are no new developments in the investigation,” McCausland said in a Thursday phone interview.
Waterville police Officer Timothy Hinton stopped Murray-Burns after a shoplifting complaint and was shot twice while still in his cruiser, McCausland said in a statement issued earlier this week.
Murray-Burns was armed with an assault style weapon.
Law enforcement from the region responded to the officer-involved shooting and eight fired their weapons in an effort to get Murray-Burns to stop, McCausland said.
The chase that ensued ended near the junction of Route 201 and Route 2 in Canaan.
There were at least 15 bullet holes in Hinton’s cruiser, according to Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey.
Hinton, who was shot in both arms, was taken to a local hospital on Sunday and released later in the day.
A clerk at the Kennebec County courthouse said Thursday that Frank Griffin, the first assistant district attorney for Somerset County, will be handling Murray-Burns’ criminal case.