Police continue investigation of Waldoboro shooting
Waldoboro — A man was killed and his girlfriend suffered a gunshot wound in an incident in Waldoboro that involved only those two people, according to the Department of Public Safety.
The shooting was reported Monday morning, July 23 at a home on Friendship Road. Norman Benner, 34, died. Arlene Lawless, 25, was shot and injured.
[Aug. 7: No new developments and not expecting any this week, as state police continue to investigate.]
[Late Monday night, July 30, there was no update.]
[On Friday, July 27 at 9:15 a.m.: No new developments expected today, said the spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.]
[On Thursday, July 26 at 9:45 a.m., the spokesman for the Department of Public Safety said there were no new developments in the case. Again at 3 p.m.: No new developments.]
[The only update Wednesday, July 25 was that investigators have spoken to Lawless, and they will speak to her again.]
Detectives returned to the site of the shooting July 24 to search the home, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.
An autopsy on Benner was conducted July 24 at the state medical examiner’s office, and is under review.
Lawless is likely to survive the gunshot wound to her face, McCausland said.
McCausland said Benner and Lawless were dating. He said the shooting may have happened sometime over the weekend.
When asked if others may be involved in this incident, McCausland said investigators believe they know everyone who is involved. He said police hope to have a clearer picture after the interview with Lawless and information from the autopsy.
The shooting was reported to police after family members of Benner went to the house Monday morning to check on his well-being.
Lawless was initially taken to Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta and later transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland.