BUXTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A man from Buxton was arrested Monday, charged by state police with assault and attempted murder in connection with an Aug. 6 shooting.
Brandon Lasante, 19, had been the subject of an ongoing investigation by Buxton police and State Police's Major Crimes Unit concerning an early morning altercation at 58 Old Orchard Road that left a second man with serious gunshot wounds.
No arrests were immediately made despite law enforcement identifying a suspect and a victim the next day. According to Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland, state police said Lasante had shot 28-year-old Lincoln Kimball, who was taken to Maine Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Lasante was taken into custody without resistance Monday at the Buxton Police Department after going there to meet with detectives.
State police said the shooting took place in front of Lasante's home, and that Kimball was struck with several pellets from a shotgun.
Both of Kimball's charges were aggravated, Class A crimes. The decision to press charges was made Monday after State Police consulted with Attorney General's office and York County District Attorney's office.
Lasante's bail was set at $250,000 cash with additional conditions that bar him from direct or indirect contact with the victim. He was taken to York County Jail and was expected to make his first court appearance either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Kimball, who interviewed with detectives last week in his hospital room, continued to make a slow recovery as of Tuesday afternoon.