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Attempted Murder Suspect In Maine Shot Up Car Of Person Fleeing Domestic Dispute, Police Say

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Source: Waterville Police Department; UNSPLASH

Apr. 11 2022, Published 1:27 p.m. ET

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A man in Maine is accused of trying to kill a person who was leaving the scene following an alleged domestic dispute between the two, investigators said.

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Maurice Watkins-Cundiff, 29, faces an attempted murder charge in connection to the early morning incident in Waterville on April 10, WABI reported.

According to the Waterville Police Department, around 2 a.m., officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired and pulled over a car heading down the street in the area without its headlights on.

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The driver, identified as Watkins-Cundiff, was detained. Investigators believe he was involved in a domestic dispute prior to the traffic stop.

Police said Watkins-Cundiff allegedly shot multiple rounds at the other party involved in the dispute as the person attempted to drive away.

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Several bullets struck the fleeing party’s vehicle, police said.

“This was an incredibly dangerous situation that was brought to a successful conclusion — with no injuries to any party — due to a quick and professional response by the Waterville Police Department Patrol Division,” Deputy Chief William Bonne said.

attempted murder charge
Source: Waterville Police Department; UNSPLASH
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