WEST PARIS — A young man from western Maine is recovering from gunshot wounds after being shot by a state trooper on Saturday.

James Reynolds, 18, was shot by Maine State Police Trooper Jason Wing at about 6:45 p.m., police said. Wing was investigating a report of a suspicious man along the Roy Road in West Paris.

Police say Reynolds was armed with a hunting rifle, but have released few other details about the shooting.

Reynolds is hospitalized at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Wing has been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure following police shootings. The Attorney General’s Office is investigating.

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