Man Shoots Woman Then Shoots Himself After Chase
Maine State Police say a man shot his ex-girlfriend in the arm, then led troopers on a chase in Jefferson and exchanged gunfire before he fatally shot himself in the head.
Police say 34-year-old Shane Prior, of Cushing, died after the three-mile chase with troopers on Route 32 on Monday night. He had fired a shot at a trooper, who returned fire, before shooting himself inside his pickup truck. The trooper, Sgt. Jason Madore, was not hurt and was placed on administrative leave with pay.
The woman, 30-year-old Michelle Creamer, also from Cushing, was taken to a hospital for treatment of her gunshot wound.
The Maine Attorney General's Office is investigating the police involvement with the shooting and an autopsy on Prior is planned.