The Associated Press is reporting a 6 hour stand off in Auburn ended with police shooting and killing the armed suspect.

Police Chief Jason Moen said 29 year old Steven Case became a wanted fugitive after he failed to turn himself in at the Androscoggin County Jail to start a 9 month sentence. According to the article, Auburn police caught up with Steven Case on Tuesday when they were assisting the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office with a theft investigation that morning, which led officers to a house on Main Street and they heard that Case was in the basement of the building with stolen firearms. Police then found Case there where he threatened to shoot at the officers and confirmed he had a hostage with him. The woman hstage was unhurt and not identified at the time of this report. Chief Moen said his officers backed out of the house, established a perimeter around the neighborhood, evacuated nearby houses and called for the Maine State Police tactical team.

Police said after 6 hours Steven Case was shot and killed by a member of the Tactical Team, according to the Associated Press. The officer who fired the fatal shot is on leave, and the attorney general’s office is investigating the shooting.









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