UPDATE: Suspect in custody after ‘Shots Fired’ leads to barricaded subject in Stockholm

Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 9:48 PM EDT
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STOCKHOLM, Maine (WAGM) -UPDATE: According to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office :

On July 31, 2022, at approximately 6:00 PM, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 371 Main St. in Stockholm. The caller had reported a male, who was later identified as Michael Baron (24), had pointed a gun at them, tried to steal their car, and fired multiple rounds toward them and their house. At the time of this incident, Baron was also wanted for burglary and theft of firearms from an investigation in the St. John area.

When deputies arrived on the scene, Baron was waiting in the driveway across the road and pointed a gun at them, resulting in Sgt. Nathan Chisholm shooting at Baron.  Baron was not injured and fled back into the apartment, where he barricaded himself on the second floor. The remaining occupants were safely removed from the apartment(s) and surrounding homes, a perimeter was established, and the Maine State Police Tactical Team was activated. At approximately 9:42 PM, Baron peacefully surrendered to law enforcement without further incident.

Baron was transported to the Aroostook County Jail, where he is being held on charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Reckless Conduct, Burglary, and Theft. The incident is currently under investigation, and more charges are pending.

Sgt. Chisholm has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in Maine for all officer-involved shootings, while the Maine Attorney General’s Office investigates.

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police, Maine State Police Tactical Team, Maine Warden Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Maine Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Stockholm Fire Department.

Any further questions can be directed to Commander Joey Seeley at the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office at 207-532-9939.

UPDATE: Subject has been taken into custody without further incident according to Sheriff Gillen. No further information, including names, has been released at this time.

On the evening hours of July 31st, Aroostook County Sheriffs Office and Maine State Police responded to an apartment on North Main Street in Stockholm for shots fired. According to Sheriff Shawn Gillen, the situation turned into a barricaded subject. as of 9:30pm on July 31st the situation is still active and officers are on the scene.

WAGM will continue to follow this story and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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