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Three, Including Two Police Officers, Hospitalized After Dexter Shooting

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Two police officers and a suspect have been hospitalized after a shooting on Spring Street in Dexter this morning, June 13.

All three are reportedly in stable condition.

From the Dexter Police Department:

On June 13, 2024 at approximately 2:04 A M the Dexter Police Department was called regarding a man acting erratically. Dexter Police Chief Kevin Wintle and Sgt. Gary Morin responded and spoke with 34 year-old Christopher Hongo. Mr. Hongo was yelling and acting aggressively. Officers tried to take Mr. Hongo into custody and he resisted and assaulted both officers. Mr. Hongo pushed Sgt. Morin over a rock wall and then got on top of him and continued to assault him. Sgt. Morin shot Mr. Hongo. Mr. Hongo is currently being treated for his injuries at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Chief Wintle and Sgt. Morin were transported to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield for treatment and have both since been released. Both Officers are being placed on administrative leave as is standard practice in police involved shootings. The Office of the Attorney General will investigate the use of deadly force by Dexter Police. Any further questions should be directed to the Office of the Attorney General.

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