Shooting Suspects At Large, Considered Armed and Dangerous
UPDATE: Police have arrested Jomo White. Alexander is still at large. >>STORY>>
Police are looking for two men suspected in connection with a shooting in Presque Isle that left one man in critical condition.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says police are asking for the public's help locating 31-year-old Jomo White of Atlanta, Georgia and 44-year-old Jason Alexander of Blaine, Maine. White is described as a black man, 6' tall, 220 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. Officials say he may have shaved his head and/or have a beard, in order to change his appearance. Alexander is a white male, 5'9" tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes.
The incident was reported just before 6:00 Monday morning, when the victim called 911 to report he'd been shot on Northern Road. Officers administered first aid until Presque Isle Fire and Ambulance arrived. The victim was taken to A.R. Gould hospital, where he underwent surgery before being LifeFlighted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. At last report, the man remained in critical condition.
Police say the suspects remain at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who thinks they have information about their whereabouts should not approach them, but call police immediately. State Police can be reached at the Houlton barracks at (207) 532-5400, or call Presque Isle Police at (207) 638-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the men. Police say anyone found to have helped either of the suspects evade arrest will be subject to prosecution.
The case remains under investigation by Presque Isle and State Police, as well as the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office. Despite the closure and lockdown of several area businesses and schools yesterday, police say they consider this an isolated incident and believe the suspects and the victim knew each other.