A man pulled over by police in Maine on Aug. 9 shot and killed himself, officers said.
The man was pulled over after driving erratically on Interstate 295 in Gardiner. After stopping his vehicle he got out and shot himself, Maine State Police said.
Police officers investigating the scene found a dead body in the trunk of the car; both bodies were taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsies.
GARDINER, Maine – Around 4:45 this afternoon State Police stopped a vehicle on Timberwood Drive in Gardiner. The car was pulled over after State Police received a report of erratic operation on Interstate 295 a short time earlier. The operator, a man, immediately got of the vehicle and shot himself resulting in his death. While conducting the investigation a body was located in the trunk. A team of State Police detectives are investigating the incident and the bodies will be transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta for autopsies and examination. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time. There is no ongoing threat to the public.
The vehicle had Massachusetts license plates, according to video footage of the vehicle being removed from the scene.
Officials said the investigation is ongoing and that there is no threat to the public.