A man in the town of Naples was shot by police after an armed confrontation.

Why Did Police Go To the Home?

The incident began after the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office received a phone call that was abruptly cut off when the caller hung up. The dispatcher called back and spoke with Eric Sweda, 36, of Naples who appeared to be intoxicated, according to officials. The dispatchers said Sweda allegedly made comments about needing help and fearing the government.

How Did the Shooting Happen?

Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with Sweda via the phone, who told them to leave his home. As they were clearing the scene, officials say Sweda allegedly fired multiple shots at them. The Portland Press Herald reports the man kept exiting the house and then fired at the officers. York County Deputy Sheriff Alex Markellos returned fire and struck Sweda.

He was taken to Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Will There Be An Investigation?

The shooting is now under investigation by the Maine Attorney General's Office, which is standard procedure for any police-involved shooting.

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