A Pittsfield man died after a confrontation with Maine State Police on Friday.

Gregory L. Lassalle, 27, of Pittsfield was involved in a domestic disturbance, and police were called to the Detroit Street residence at around 8 a.m., according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

After 12 hours of negotiations, police were unable to deescalate the situation, Moss said.

Corporal Paul Casey and Sgt. J.B. MacDonald discharged their weapons after being unable to negotiate with Lasselle, and Lasselle died at the scene of the confrontation, according to Moss.

Both Casey and MacDonald have been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure for all situations involving deadly force.

The Office of the Maine Attorney General is investigating the circumstances of Lasselle’s death.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.