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Police shoot man in Medford after chase

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Two police officers were involved in the shooting of a 40-year-old man in Medford on Friday, according to Piscataquis County Sheriff Robert Young.

Piscataquis County Chief Deputy Todd Lyford tried unsuccessfully to stop a vehicle driven by Douglas Hazen of Medford, who was wanted on arrest warrants. Lyford chased the car, and Milo police Chief Damien Pickel joined him in the pursuit.

“The man drove a circuitous route to a residence on Partridge Lane in Medford where an armed confrontation occurred, and the man was shot by the officers,” Young said.

Hazen was taken to a Bangor-area hospital, where he is currently being treated. Neither police officer was injured. Hazen is in critical condition, according to Marc Malon, spokesman for the Maine attorney general’s office.

A neighbor said Hazen lives alone in a small cabin with no power.

The Maine attorney general’s office is investigating the shooting, as is standard procedure for all police-involved shootings in the state, Malon said.

“There is no continued threat to the public,” Clukey said.

Medford, in Piscataquis County, is home to about 250 residents.

CBS affiliate WGME contributed to this report.

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