A Lewiston man was killed Sunday night during a firefight with five police officers in Augusta.
“Several officers fired upon by suspect at Northern Ave disturbance in Augusta Sunday night. A Capitol Police Officer was among those in the line of fire,” said the Maine Capitol Police on X.
The suspect, identified by the Office of the Maine Attorney General as the 22-year-old Liban S. Mohamed, was approached by police after reports that he was armed, and threatening residents near 132 Northern Ave, Augusta.
Five police officers responded to the call, one from the Maine Capitol Police, and four from the Augusta Police Department.
Following the officers’ arrival, Mohamed opened fire on the police, who were forced to return fire in self-defense.
During the firefight, none of the officers were injured, but Mohamed was discovered dead.
The incident remains under investigation.
Currently, the four Augusta Police officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave with pay.