Maine AG: Police justified in 2021 Waterville shooting
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Maine Attorney General’s Office has ruled police were justified in using deadly force against a Waterville man in February of last year.
Officers say Eric Porter, 32, was threatening them and another bystander with a large knife in the parking lot of a hotel.
Porter then ran onto I-95 where the AG’s office found he charged at an officer with the knife over his head.
Previous attempts to subdue Porter using non-deadly force were unsuccessful.
He died as the result of a single gunshot wound to the back.
Attorney General Aaron Frey ruled the officer who shot Porter acted in the defense of another.
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