ROME, Maine — An attempted home invasion Saturday evening left the prospective intruder dead and police searching for answers.

Christopher Dennison, 44, of Livermore Falls was killed in a confrontation with Richard Duffy, 48, of Rome, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Dennison, who was wearing a ski mask and brass knuckles, broke into the Foss Hill Lane mobile home occupied by Duffy and his teenage son around 8 p.m., according to McCausland.

Dennison was shot after a brief altercation with Duffy in the living room, McCausland said. Duffy and his son were not hurt nor was Duffy charged.

An autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner’s office revealed Dennison died from multiple gunshot wounds. There is no indication that Duffy and Dennison knew each other, McCausland said.

The case has been sent to the state attorney general’s office for review and remains under investigation.

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.