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Police: Love triangle led to man being shot 7 times

March 18, 2019

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A state police affidavit filed in a killing in the town of Swanville, Maine, indicates a love triangle ended with a man being shot seven times.

Twenty-two-year-old Austin McDevitt of Morrill, who’s charged with murder, told detectives he was familiar with the victim, 26-year-old Shane Sauer, of Belfast, because they were both in a relationship with the same woman. A judge on Monday ordered McDevitt held without bail.

The state police affidavit indicates McDevitt was with the woman when Sauer showed up and started punching him early Friday. It indicates McDevitt told police went to his car, retrieved a gun, and shot Sauer.

The affidavit said McDevitt emptied his gun, striking Sauer seven times.

McDevitt is due back in court next month. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Information from: WCSH-TV, http://www.wcsh6.com

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