Maine AG: Law officers acted in self-defense in killing man

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says sheriff's deputies acted in self-defense when they fatally shot an armed man who'd killed his roommate and critically injured another man.

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Mills said Friday that Sgt. Andrew Feeney and Deputy Derek Brill of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department killed 59-year-old Norman Strobel of Naples in a November confrontation in Naples.

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She said the officers simultaneously fired when Strobel raised the handgun in their direction after refusing orders to drop the weapon. Tests showed he had a high blood-alcohol level.

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Authorities say Strobel had gone to his ex-girlfriend's Casco home a day before his death and shot her daughter's boyfriend, leaving him critically hurt. Police said they confronted Strobel at a Naples mobile home where he'd shot and killed his roommate.

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