A Smyrna man was shot and killed Tuesday night in an armed confrontation with a Maine State Police trooper and a sheriff’s deputy in the Aroostook County town.
State police have identified the man as Kenneth Kreyssig, 61, of 645 Smyrna Center Road in Smyrna. Police were called to the home after family members reported that Kreyssig was suicidal, police said.
The shooting happened just before 8 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Kreyssig lived in the house on Smyrna Center Road with his mother, he said.
The trooper and the deputy from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office were not injured, McCausland said. The two police officers involved in the shooting are State Police Sgt. Chad Fuller and Aroostook County Deputy Sheriff Stewart Kennedy. They were put on administrative leave with pay, which is standard in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting.
As is standard with all officer-involved shootings, the Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident, McCausland said.
Smyrna is 14 miles west of Houlton.