RUMFORD, ME – A late-night encounter outside a police station in Maine ended in the fatal shooting of a man who allegedly confronted law enforcement officers with a firearm. Sean Dyment, a 23-year-old resident of Canton, Maine, was killed by deputies from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident unfolded as deputies were engaged in a conversation with a local resident outside the Rumford police station. The resident had reported being followed by a mysterious vehicle. As the discussion was ongoing, a vehicle matching the description provided by the resident pulled up to the station.
Dyment, armed with a rifle, then confronted the officers. In response, the officers fired their weapons, critically wounding Dyment. He was immediately transported to Rumford Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed whether Dyment was the driver of the vehicle that had reportedly been following the resident.
Deputies Joshua Aylward and Matthew Steinort, who were involved in the shooting, have been placed on administrative leave. This is standard procedure in such incidents, and their actions are currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.