Man shot and killed in armed confrontation with police

BLUE HILL — A man was shot and killed outside a Curtis Cove Road residence at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday by three law enforcement officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call about an injured woman being held against her will, said Maine State Police spokeswoman Shannon Moss.

The deceased is Peter Pfister, 27, of Blue Hill, Moss said.

“As a result of an armed confrontation, Mr. Pfister was shot and killed outside the residence by Detective Scott Duff and Cpl. Caleb McGary of the Maine State Police and Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Dylan Hall,” the spokeswoman said.

The State Police Tactical Team and the State Police Crisis Negotiation Team also assisted.

At some point during the incident, Pfister was inside the residence with firearms, Moss said.

“The woman in the residence was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” police said. “This was an isolated incident. There is no threat to the public.”

“As is standard procedure in all deadly force incidents involving law enforcement, the two troopers and the deputy sheriff are on administrative leave,” Moss said. “The cause and manner of the death of Mr. Pfister are part of the investigation by the Maine Attorney General’s Office. The state police and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office are cooperating with the investigation.”

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