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He noted he had learned to shoot one in his youth while serving as a police officer. The purchase came none too soon, according to local media accounts. Hours after obtaining the handgun, the Portland Press Herald reported, Mr. Lembo was awakened around midnight by a 45-year-old intruder apparently intent on stealing the retired lobsterman’s prescription painkillers.
“[P]etrified,” and, “scared he was going to come at me,” Mr. Lembo fired.
The round struck the intruder in the shoulder. After police apprehended the suspect, they determined he was still serving a sentence for a felony domestic violence conviction.
“It was horrifying,” Mr. Lembo told the Press Herald. “I don’t want to shoot anybody.”
Having survived his ordeal with the burglar, however, Mr. Lembo soon learned his troubles were only beginning. According to the press reports, the police seized his firearm while they continued their investigation into the circumstances of the incident. Worse, …read more