Bangor Police: Man Killed By Officer Had Loaded Firearm [UPDATE]
Bangor police on Thursday confirmed that the man shot and killed by an officer was "in possession of a loaded firearm, and that he discharged the firearm at some point during the foot chase."
Joshua Jozefowicz, 23, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to a postmortem examination and autopsy performed by The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Officer Ryan Jones is on paid administrative leave, according to a release from the Bangor Police Department.
This incident, like all officer-involved shootings, remains under investigation by the Office of the Attorney General.
The Tuesday night incident started when police pulled over a car near Leadbetter’s Convenience Store on Outer Hammond Street. Jozefowicz ran from the vehicle into some nearby woods, and police gave chase. Witnesses say they heard at least 10 shots fired.
A woman was also arrested during the incident. Police have declined to confirm whether 25-year-old Kayla Massicotte was the woman in the car with Jozefowicz, but she was arrested near the scene of the incident. She’s charged with possession of heroin, possession of a Schedule Z drug, and a bail violation.