Photo: Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro/Google Earth
Maine State Police say a Cumberland County corrections officer accidentally shot an Aroostook County corrections officer Monday night inside a parked truck at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.
Police say 33-year-old Matthew Morrison, of Mars Hill, is being treated at Maine Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the leg.
Morrison was shot by a second correctional officer, 24-year-old Matthew Benger, of Portland, who works for Cumberland County, according to police.
Police say the shooting took place inside a pickup truck owned by a third correctional officer, 25-year-old Cody Gillis, of Brunswick, who also works for Cumberland County.
The three men were attending a five week basic corrections training program at the academy, according police.
The shooting took place around 8 p.m. as the three men were leaving the academy grounds.
Law Officer is the only major law enforcement publication and website owned and operated by law enforcement. This unique facet makes Law Officer much more than just a publishing company but is a true advocate for the profession.