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Police: Man with gun at Maine campground shot, killed by deputy


NEWPORT, Maine (AP) — A man with a gun at a Maine campground was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff during a confrontation, authorities said.

Penobscot County authorities received a report of a social media post that there was a person with a weapon at the Sebasticook Lake Campground in Newport on Friday afternoon, Newport police and the Penobscot County sheriff’s office said in a news release.

A sheriff’s deputy was the first on the scene and was confronted by a man with a gun, the news release said.

The man, identified as Stephen Bossom, 35, was shot and killed by the deputy “as a result of an armed confrontation,” the news release said.

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The deputy, identified as Kenneth York, is on administrative leave and the Maine Office of the Attorney General is investigating the shooting, the news release said.

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