Augusta man dead in officer-involved shooting

 Dustin Paradis Death – Obituary : Detectives with the Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Augusta.

Deputy Chief Kevin Lully says the incident occurred at exactly 6:00  p.m. Wednesday night.

Officers responded to 155 Hospital Street in Augusta for a report of a male subject who was armed with a knife.

Officials say 34-year-old Dustin Paradis, of Augusta was allegedly threatening other people with the weapon.

Sergeant Blodgett and Officer Guptill, of the Augusta Police Department, made contact with the suspect, and there was a confrontation that resulted in the man being fatally shot. Neither Blodgett or Guptill were injured in the incident

As is standard procedure, the shooting is being investigated by the Maine Attorney General’s Office, with a focus on whether deadly force was, in fact, used and whether self-defense or defense of others was reasonably generated on the facts.

Sergeant Blodgett and Officer Guptill have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of that investigation.