HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Public Safety says a man from Hollis was shot and killed in a confrontation with State Police.
Investigators say the standoff began around noon in Hollis when a 61-year-old John Knudsen's wife left their home and he fired a shot. Troopers shut down Route 35 and called in the State Police Tactical Team and negotiators.
The fatal shooting took place when Knudsen came to the front door of his house, he made some comments to police and fired another shot. State Police say Trooper Tyler Stevenson, a member of the Tactical Team, returned fire. The Maine Department of Public Safety says Stevenson is a nine year veteran of the State Police. He is on administrative leave with pay.
The Maine Attorney General's Office is investigating, which is normal for all police-involved shootings.