Thorndike man was shot and wounded by a State Trooper

State Police say a Thorndike man was shot and wounded last night by a State Trooper in an armed confronation outside the man’s home. The incident took place at 108 Ward Hill Road in Thorndike about 11 PM. 33 year old Eric Fitzpatrick is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for two gunshot wounds.  Trooper Thomas Bureau was not injured. He is a seven year veteran of the State Police.  Bureau was placed on administrative leave with pay as the incident is reviewed by State Police and the Maine Attorney General’s Office, which is standard following an officer involved shooting, Troopers had been called to Thorndike last night for a neighborhood disturbance which evolved into a domestic incident between Fitzpatrick and his girlfriend.  Fitzpatrick was first taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast and then transferred to Bangor on a Lifeflight helicopter.