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State police respond to incident at home in Van Buren

Police say Corey Levesque apparently shot himself after officers tried to speak with him. They are still investigating the incident.

VAN BUREN, Maine — A man in Aroostook County is dead after police tried to arrest him Tuesday night. 

Corey Levesque, 38, had five warrants out for his arrest, including for domestic violence, according to a release from Maine State Police.

Officials said Levesque was spotted at the Acadia Terrace Apartments in Van Buren Tuesday afternoon. Police responded and talked to the owner of the building, who said Levesque was inside. Police entered the building and tried to talk to Levesque when they heard a single gunshot, officials said.

The Maine State Police Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded and discovered Levesque in an apartment, where he had apparently shot himself, according to police.

Police say they are still investigating the incident. 

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