Two men whose quarrel over a woman led to a shooting on Memorial Day in Portland have been indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury.

Fred O. Dodge and Sam Iserbyt were both charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon.

Iserbyt, 48 at the time, was shot in his left thigh as he and Dodge struggled over Iserbyt’s handgun at Iserbyt’s house in Portland’s West End. Iserbyt said in an interview with the Portland Press Herald a few days after the shooting that Dodge believed the two were competing for the affections of a mutual friend.

Iserbyt said Dodge had been texting the woman, who told Dodge not to contact her again. Iserbyt said he and the woman had dated briefly and remained friends.

Iserbyt said that Dodge believed Iserbyt had urged the woman to rebuff Dodge and was tipped off on Memorial Day that Dodge was headed to his house. Iserbyt said he knew that Dodge was often armed, so he armed himself with an assault rifle and pistol and sat on his porch.

Iserbyt said he aimed his rifle’s laser sight at Dodge’s head, but Dodge twisted the rifle out of Iserbyt’s hands. Then, as the two grappled for Iserbyt’s pistol, the gun went off and hit Iserbyt in the leg.

Authorities did not provide Dodge’s hometown and age.


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