A 34-year-old St. Agatha man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting early Tuesday morning that left a Van Buren man in critical condition.

Shortly after 5:45 a.m., the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office was called to 189 Dickie Road in Allagash where an individual was reported to have been shot, according to Sheriff Shawn Gillen.

Deputies responded to the residence and discovered a 27-year-old Van Buren man had suffered life-threatening injuries due to a gunshot wound.  The man was transported to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent and later transferred by LifeFlight to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with injuries that were considered "life-threatening."

At approximately 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 34-year-old Shane Michaud of St. Agatha at a residence in St. Francis.  Michaud was transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton and has been charged with Attempted Murder and Elevated Aggravated Assault, Sheriff Gillen said..

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maine Warden Service, US Border Patrol, Fort Kent Police Department, and the Maine State Police.

Police were reportedly staking out a property in St. Francis Tuesday morning as they sought to apprehend the suspect. Acadia Federal Credit Union in St. Francis closed its doors Tuesday morning while police were searching for the alleged shooter, according to the Fiddlehead Focus.

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