WINDHAM, ME (NEWS CENTER) – Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce says Deputy Nicholas Mangino was the officer that shot and killed 66 year old Steven McKinney during an incident Saturday morning in Windham.
Officials said two Windham police officers responded to a call of a suicidal male at approximately 6:15 Saturday morning on Quartz Circle. Joyce said Mangino was in the area and volunteered to serve as backup for the two responding units.
Joyce said upon arrival the officers got McKinney's wife out of the house. According to Joyce, McKinney then exited the garage of the home, confronting the officers with a handgun. Joyce said the officers retreated to their vehicles for cover. Sheriff Joyce said the officers tried several times to get McKinney to drop his weapon and when he refused, Mangino shot at McKinney twice, striking him once.
Windham Police Chief Rick Lewsen said the neighborhood was quiet at 6:15, so neighbors were not in harm's way. Joyce added that the incident escalated quickly and concluded with the shooting approximately 15 minutes after officers arrived on scene.
Chief Lewsen and Sheriff Joyce identified Steven McKinney of 2 Searsport Way as the deceased in the incident.
Officials say it is protocol for the Maine Attorney General's Office to conduct a full investigation surrounding any officer-involved shooting. Joyce said Mangino will be on administrative leave pending completion of that investigation.
Sheriff Joyce says that Mangino has been a Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy for nearly two years.
The state was expected to perform an autopsy on Steven McKinney sometime Sunday.