The man shot by a State Trooper Friday in Oakfield is 54-year-old John Corneil of Smyrna, according to the Maine Department of Public Safety. Corneil was being treated at the Houlton Regional Hospital. The Trooper involved is Sgt. Chad Fuller, a 20 year veteran of the State Police. As is standard, Fuller has been placed on administrative leave with pay as the incident is investigated.


A shooting outside the Oakfield Thriftway Friday morning has left one man wounded in an officer involved shooting.

The wounded man was taken to the hospital in Houlton to be treated. No police officers were hurt in the shooting that occurred around 11 a.m. on Ridge Road, said Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland.

Three troopers had gone to the Oakfield Thriftway to arrest the man as part of an ongoing investigation. There was an armed confrontation outside the store between the man and one of the troopers, McCausland said.

As is standard practice with all police shootings, the Maine Attorney General’s Office will investigate the incident. State Police also sent a team of investigators to the scene.

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