Dexter Police say a woman was shot in the leg as she tried to drive away from an altercation on St Francis Street.

Police responded to a 911 call at 10:42 Thursday night, and found a 52-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg. According to Chief Kevin Wintle, an altercation took place at a home on St. Francis Street, involving the woman and two other people. As she tried to leave the scene, she was shot through the door of her vehicle. The woman was transported to Mayo Regional Hospital.

After further investigation, police arrested: Michael Wilson, age 35; and Erica Wilson, 36, both of St. Francis Street in Dexter. Both people have been charged with aggravated assault and were taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Police say there were two children in the home, at the time of the incident. DHHS was called, and they took custody of the 11-year-old and 6-year-old.

This investigation is ongoing. Dexter Police were aided, at the scene, by the Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, and Newport Police.

We'll update this story when more details become available. 

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