Augusta Man Injured In Police-Involved Shooting [UPDATE]
An Augusta man was arrested upon his release from the hospital, after being shot by a police officer over the weekend.
At 12:30 Sunday morning, Augusta Police Officers went to a home on the South Belfast Road, trying to find Robert Farrington, 27 of Augusta, who was wanted for charges of domestic assault and cruelty to animals. Police made contact with Farrington, and then there was an 'incident involving deadly force,' between Farrington and Officer Sebastian Guptill. Police haven't released specific details, other than that Guptill was trying to find Farrington, inside the home, when the shooting happened.
Farrington has been released from the hospital and was immediately arrested by Augusta Police on an outstanding warrant from the Fairfield Police Department, on the above charges. In addition, he's charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, for Sunday's incident. Farrington's bail was set at $750 for the Fairfield charges and $5,000 for the Augusta charge.
Officer Guptill was not hurt and is currently on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Attorney General's Office.