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Maine Shooting: Bowdoin Rampage Victims Include The Parents Of Suspect 34-Year-Old Joseph Eaton

Maine Shooting: Bowdoin Rampage Victims Include The Parents Of Suspect 34-Year-Old Joseph Eaton
A Maine man fatally shot his parents and a couple at their home in the Portland region before opening fire on oncoming traffic on the freeway, hitting three members of another family and badly injuring one of them, according to police. (Photo by ndependent.co.uk)

Maine shooting – A Maine man fatally shot his parents and a couple at their home in the Portland region before opening fire on oncoming traffic on the freeway, hitting three members of another family and badly injuring one of them, according to police. Within hours of the deaths being found in the little hamlet of Bowdoin, authorities detained Joseph Eaton, 34, on Tuesday. They claim he has confessed.

Man ‘killed his parents and two friends before shooting three on highway’ as victims pictured

Robert Eger (left), Patti DeRaps Eger (second from left), David Eaton (second from right), and Cynthia Eaton (right) have been named as the victims of the shooting in Maine. (Images via Facebook)

According to the authorities, Eaton has been charged with four counts of murder but might still be charged with additional crimes given the ongoing investigation. According to Col. Bill Ross of the Maine State Police, nothing like this occurs in Maine.

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The unexpected start of suspected shooter Joseph Eaton’s shooting spree this week, which began at a home before moving along an expressway, shook two villages in Maine. (Image from msn.com)

We are now discussing the ‘how’ of this. And I believe that the ‘why’ aspect of this, or why all of this occurred, will be revealed at a later time.

Who was arrested for Maine shooting?

Maine shooting – Eaton served a roughly two-year term for assault before being freed from a Maine prison on April 14. He was not allowed to own firearms in Maine due to his prior convictions. According to police, Eaton shot his parents and their friends at a home and barn in Bowdoin before running away and opening fire on passing automobiles on the nearby I-295, thinking he was being pursued by police.

He then abandoned his car, according to authorities, and was found nearby. At the Two Bridges Regional Jail, Eaton is being detained. Police stated that his mugshot will not be made public at this time. They also declined to talk about the type of pistol they found nearby his car.

The day before the shootings, Eaton reportedly posted a video to Facebook in which he sobbed hysterically about being mistreated and pleading for a second chance.

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Who are the victims of Maine shooting?

Bowdoin, Maine shooting – Cynthia and David Eaton, the suspect’s parents, and their friends Robert and Patti Eger were confirmed by police as the four fatalities. According to the police, the Eatons were staying with the Egers, who owned the house.

Sean Halsey, 51, his children Justin, 29, and Paige, 25, who is still in serious condition, and a family vehicle that happened to be passing by are the three victims shot on the freeway, according to authorities. According to officials, all are from a nearby town and are unrelated to the original shootings.

Anyone who was travelling in the area at the time is urged to check their car for bullet wounds and to call the police with any information or dashcam footage.

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