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Maine State Police involved in shooting in Alton

One person was shot and injured Friday morning by a Maine State Police officer in Alton, police confirmed.

ALTON, Maine — A shooting Friday morning involving a Maine State Police officer is under investigation. 

At approximately 9:42 a.m., Maine State Police were called to the area of 180 Argyle Road in Alton at the request of Brewer police regarding "a vehicle whose occupants had been involved in a domestic assault," according to a news release from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit. 

Police said the driver of the vehicle, Djvan Carter, was "assaulting a female passenger" when they arrived. 

Maine State Police Corporal Blaine Silk reportedly shot Carter as he attempted to flee, driving at a police officer. 

The shooting reportedly took place at about 10:13 a.m., according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lt. Thomas Pickering.

Both Carter and the female passenger were brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center after aid had been given to Carter, police said. The passenger reportedly "sustained serious injuries from the assault and not the gunfire."

Police said there is no longer any danger to the public. 

An investigation is being conducted into the shooting by the Maine attorney general's office. The alleged assault will be investigated by Maine State Police. 

Witnesses and people of interest have been identified by detectives with the Maine attorney general's office and Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit, police said. Evidence is reportedly still being gathered and interviews are ongoing at this time.  

"Crime scene technicians continue to process the scene and are expected to be at the scene through the night," police said.

This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.

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