FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Two police officers in Maine responding to a report of a man armed with a knife in an intersection fatally shot the man during a confrontation, police said.
Both officers discharged their weapons multiple times and one of the officers hurt his arm when he fell down Tuesday evening, Falmouth Police Chief John Kilbride told reporters.
The officers shot Daniel DiMillo, 51, of Falmouth, the chief said.
The officers were trained in de-escalation techniques, but had no opportunity to employ them when they responded to a report of an armed man walking around the intersection, Kilbride said. “These officers were engaged immediately upon exiting their vehicles,” he said.
Both officers, Sgt. Kevin Conger and Officer Peter Theriault, are on paid administrative leave while the Maine Attorney General’s Office investigates, per standard policy in police shootings.
It was the 11th police shooting this year. The chief said it was the first such police shooting ever in Falmouth.