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Hollis Shooting Update

| December 12, 2013


State Police say the man killed Thursday afternoon in an armed confrontation with Troopers was 61 year old John Knudsen.  He was shot and killed after he fired a shot from a handgun in the direction of troopers, who were outside his HOLLIS home.  Knudsen came to the front doorway of his house, made comments to police, and then fired a shot.  Trooper Tyler Stevenson returned fire and shot Knudsen. Stevenson is a nine year veteran of the State Police and a member of the tactical team, which had responded to the scene, along with negotiators.  As is standard procedure, Stevenson was placed on administrative leave with pay.

Troopers were called to the home late Thursday morning after Linda Knudsen said her husband had threatened her and then fired a shot.  As is standard with all police shootings, the Maine Attorney General’s Office will investigate the circumstances and release a full report at a later date. 
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