Old Town Officer Involved In Fatal Shooting Returns To Work
A policeman from Old Town, who was involved in a fatal shooting in November, has returned to work.
Officer Joseph Decoteau has been on administrative leave since pulling over a pickup truck, driven by 37-year-old Adrian Bunker of Merrimack, New Hampshire, just before 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 29. Few details have been released about that stop, other than there was an armed confrontation between Bunker and Decoteau, during which the New Hampshire man died. It's standard procedure for officers to be placed on leave after any police-involved shooting, while the attorney general's office investigates.
Now, according to the BDN, Decoteau is back at work on the Old Town police force, although little information has been released about the circumstances of the incident. The shooting remains under investigation by the Maine Attorney General's Office and the Old Town Police Department.