The man who died in an early morning home invasion Thursday in Rangeley was a 29-year-old from New York who was shot in the chest, police said Friday afternoon.

Michael Bokun, of Manhattan, was identified as the man who died Thursday afternoon by Maine State Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to a news release by Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The state medical examiner’s office said Bokun died from the gunshot wound, according to the release.

Two other men were injured during the confrontation, and one of the two men was identified Friday as Hector Munoz, 48, also of New York City. Munoz was treated for a head injury at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, released, then arrested on a probation violation unrelated to the Rangeley incident, according to the Friday release. He is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail.

The identity of other injured man, who was a resident of the Main Street house where the incident happened, is not being released by authorities. He remains hospitalized with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

State police evidence technicians were in the Rangeley house Friday morning as police continued to investigate, according to the release.

Lt. Brian McDonough, of the Maine State Police, said at a news conference Thursday that the incident at 2564 Main St. was reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Police said Thursday they were investigating whether the incident was drug-related, but Friday’s news release didn’t offer any new information about that.

A Rangeley resident who asked that her name not be used said her cousin lives in the house with some other people, and she heard from family members the residents of the house were awakened by someone who “kicked down the door.” The door to the house was open late Thursday morning and smeared with blood as Maine State Police, the Rangeley Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

Sue Lind, who operates a bed-and-breakfast across the street, said Thursday that in the 12 years she has lived in Rangeley she can’t recall anyone ever having been killed.

“It’s awfully sad,” she said. “It’s a very safe town. Kids are always running around, but of course in the summer there’s always an influx of people.”


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