November 27, 2020

Shooting Death of Maine Teen Was a Result of Playing With Guns

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In a tragic event, a 15-year old Pittsfield, Maine teenager is dead from a gunshot. What began as a report of a hunting accident on Sunday, turned out to be an accident from messing around with guns.

Maine Warden personnel and State police are investigating the shooting. Initially, a 13-year old and a 14-year old, the only two others involved in the incident, told authorities it was a hunting accident. Officials weren’t buying into that story completely because hunting is illegal in Maine on Sundays.

In the wee hours of the morning on Monday, the two boys confessed to authorities that the death was the result of playing around with guns in a nearby field.

State police took over the investigation and are calling it a homocide but failed to disclose whether it was a wrongful death or an accident. Ballistics are being done on the guns involved and police are awaiting the results of an autopy performed on Monday.

No one has been charged and the names of the two younger boys has not been released either. Police are not disclosing the types of weapons involved but did say that all three boys were armed at the time of the shooting.

The victim, Joshua Sawyer, was 15 and a student at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield where he lived. He is described as a three sport athlete and well liked.

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