Brewer police chief on leave after fatal shooting of armed robbery suspect

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BREWER — A robbery suspect was shot and killed by Brewer Police Chief Jason Moffit after brandishing a firearm and failing to comply with commands during an incident at a local Walmart on Thursday morning.

According to a media release from the Brewer Police Department, the incident occurred at 10:26 a.m. when police received a robbery complaint from the Walmart in Brewer.

Loss prevention staff at the store attempted to detain the male suspect, who then revealed a firearm and escaped into the nearby woods.

Chief Moffit responded to the scene and encountered the suspect.

The suspect reportedly did not follow Moffit’s commands and seemed to be reaching for a weapon when Moffit discharged his firearm, resulting in the suspect’s death.

The identity of the male subject involved has not been released.

Following the shooting, City Manager Bost placed Chief Moffit on administrative leave, adhering to standard protocol for police-involved shootings.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office – Investigation Division has taken over the investigation into the use of deadly force.

The investigation is ongoing.

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