Man shot and killed in shootout with police

WALES, Maine - Maine State Police say a trooper shot and killed a man in an armed confrontation.

State Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said police negotiators and tactical team member responded to a home in the town of Wales Sunday night. Police were called to the home on Route 132 regarding a domestic violence incident in which a shot was fired at a woman. She wasn't hurt.

54 year old William N. Derick, who lived in a mobile home at 485 Pond Road, was identified as the man killed this morning.

McCausland said police attempted to make contact with Derick for several hours. At about 3:30 a.m. Monday, there was an armed confrontation and the man was shot by a member of the tactical team. No police officers were hurt.

The Maine Attorney General's Office is investigating.