Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dad shoots 6-week-old son, baby's mom, police officer; dad later shot and killed by police (Calais, Maine)

May sound harsh, but good riddance. You can just about bet that this POS was going to be nothing but trouble till he was dead or ended up in prison for killing somebody.

Why did the authorities let dad DANIEL PINNEY out on bail? Guys like him are obsessive and ruthless. They are not stopped by niceties like orders of protection. This is the typical judicial coddling we see for domestic violence offenders.

Baby wounded in foot in Calais shooting; Father dead
State police: Officers fire on father

UPDATED 1:42 PM EDT Jul 04, 2013

CALAIS, Maine —Maine State Police say a woman and a baby were wounded in a domestic violence shooting in Calais in which the father was the shooter and was himself shot and killed by police.

The incident took place at a home on Main Street around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Calais police officers shot and killed Daniel Pinney, 26, shortly after officers arrived at the home, state police said.

The wounded woman is Megan Sherrard, 21, and her 6-week-old boy, Luca Sherrard. Pinney was the child's father. State police said the woman and child were reportedly shot by Pinney and were fleeing the home when police shot him.

Megan Sherrard is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Luca Sherrard is being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot, state police said.

A Calais police officer, John Preston, was also wounded during the incident and is expected to be recover. State police said Preston and fellow officer Joseph Bartlett shot at Pinney.

Pinney had been in jail for a domestic violence criminal threatening charge involving Megan Sherrard and a bail condition required that he have no contact with her, state police said. She had filed a protection from harassment and abuse order against him on June 11.

Megan Sherrard failed to show up for a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and her father found her car in the medical practice's parking lot and contacted police because he was concerned for her safety, state police said. Investigators believe that Pinney confronted Megan Sherrard in the parking lot and forced her to return with him to his house.

Along with state police, the Maine Attorney General's Office has sent a team of its investigators to Calais to investigate the shootings.