GRINDSTONE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Attorney General's Office says a Grindstone man was killed during a shootout with police late Saturday night.
Spokesperson Timothy Feeley said police were called to a home on Frazier Road in Grindstone Saturday night for the report of a neighbor harassing people at the home. Grindstone is located approximately ten miles from Medway.
Feeley said the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and East Millinocket Police Department responded to the scene. The neighbor, who has been identified as 78-year-old Robert Bellfleur, was warned to stop the harassment and return to his home nearby.
The attorney general's office said Bellfleur returned to his home, retrieved a shotgun, and then engaged in an armed confrontation with police officers.
Feeley said East Millinocket Police Officer Seth Burns fired a shot during the confrontation that killed Bellfleur. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The attorney general's office is investigating the incident, which Feeley said is standard procedure any time a police officer uses deadly force.
The Maine Attorney General's Office had no further comment as of Sunday afternoon.