UPDATE: Police identify man shot, killed by officers in Falmouth

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 1:42 AM EDT
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FALMOUTH, Maine (WMTW) -Police have identified the man shot and killed last night by officers in Falmouth.

The police chief says Sgt. Kevin Conger and Officer Peter Theriault responded to the intersection of Middle and Lunt roads about 5:45 last night.

That’s where there was a report of a man running around with a knife.

Both officers got into a confrontation with that man, 51-year-old Daniel DiMillo, and shot and killed him.

Police say one of the officers had to be treated for injuries that were not life threatening.

Both are on administrative leave and the Maine Attorney General’s office is investigating.

”This is a tragic event for this community,” said Falmouth Police Chief John Kilbride. “This is a very safe community and our thoughts go out to our thoughts go out to our Dimillo family and of course, our two officers for what they experienced. So, this is a first time for this Police Department.”

The police chief says all officers in Falmouth go through mental health response training, but because of how quickly this situation turned violent, those de-escalation tactics could not be used.

This is the eleventh officer-involved shooting in the state this year.

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