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Deputy fatally shoots man in standoff, sheriff’s office says in release

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office said Deputy Kenneth York shot and killed Stephen Bossom, 35, in an armed confrontation at Sebasticook Lake Campground.

NEWPORT, Maine — One man is dead after he was reportedly shot by a sheriff’s deputy at a campground in Newport on Friday, July 15.

According to a press release by the Newport Police Department and Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, the regional communications center received a report of a social media post about a person with a weapon at the Sebasticook Lake Campground in Newport. 

Officers from the Newport and Dexter Police Departments, Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, and Maine State Police responded to the scene. 

The release said Deputy Kenneth York of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office was the first to arrive on scene and was reportedly confronted by a man with a gun, 35-year-old Stephen Bossom. York allegedly shot and killed Bossom, as the result of an armed confrontation, the release states.

According to the release, York is now on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for when a law enforcement officer shoots someone. The Maine Office of the Attorney General is investigating.

NEWS CENTER Maine will update this story, as we learn more. 

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