BANGOR – A Biddeford man who was a neighbor of Rory Holland and the two brothers Holland shot to death last year testified Wednesday that he heard gunshots on his street, rushed out of his home and saw a body in a pool of blood.

Raymond “Tank” Moreau, a retired division commander with the York County Sheriff’s Department, said he was watching TV at 1 a.m. on June 30, 2009, when he heard the shots.

When he went outside, he said, he saw Derek Greene, 21, lying in a nearby driveway.

“I ran to him and checked him for vital signs” but he was already dead, Moreau testified during the third day of Holland’s murder trial in the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Someone shouted that another man was lying in the street, Moreau said, and he found Gage Greene, 19, who was still breathing.

“We were trying to keep him alive,” Moreau testified, but he died at the scene.

Moreau, who lived across South Street from Gage Green and two doors from Holland, said he looked up at one point and saw Holland standing in the doorway of his home.

“He shouted at me and said, ‘What’s going on?’ ” Moreau testified. “I said, ‘Rory go back inside the house.’ “

Holland, 56, is charged with killing Gage and Derek Greene during a confrontation outside Holland’s home. Holland claims he acted in self-defense.

Derek Greene had been arrested five weeks before the shootings and charged with assaulting Holland, and was under bail conditions to stay away from Holland.

Holland, a two-time mayoral candidate in Biddeford, has been a controversial figure for years. He was convicted for attempting to kill his 16-month-old daughter in the 1970s, when he lived in Kansas. He has filed numerous lawsuits against Biddeford, including the police department.

He will face 25 years to life in prison if he is convicted or murder at the end of the trial, which began Monday and is expected to last two weeks.

Under questioning by Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese, Moreau testified Wednesday that he had known Holland for about 10 years, and had rented space in Holland’s driveway to park his county cruiser before he retired.

He was aware of trouble between Holland and Derek Greene, he said, because Holland told him in May 2009 that Derek Greene had assaulted him.

Moreau also described the scene after the shootings, when Holland’s home was surrounded by a police tactical unit. It took five hours of negotiations for Holland to come out of his home.

The crisis negotiator, Biddeford police Sgt. Normand Allaire, testified Wednesday about trying to get Holland to come outside to talk to police.

“(Holland) asked me why,” Allaire said. “He acted like he had no knowledge of why we were there.”

Allaire said Holland was composed and matter of fact initially, but at times he became angry and fearful.

“He said he was afraid the police would shoot him,” Allaire said.

After police tossed handcuffs into his house through an open window, Holland handcuffed his own hands behind his back, walked out of the house backward and was taken into custody.

The state showed jurors a brief video Wednesday of Holland being taken to a cruiser by police. Holland has been in jail since his arrest.

Moreau and Allaire were among a long list of witnesses for the prosecution, who continue to take the stand.

In opening statements, Holland’s attorney Clifford Strike described the scene on the night of the shootings, suggesting that Holland was nearly surrounded by the Greene brothers and their friends, who had been drinking beer, vodka and whiskey, and that the group was threatening him and looking for a fight.

Marchese said Monday that Holland didn’t like the Greene brothers, especially Derek, and was waiting for them, with a loaded gun, to pass his home at 1 a.m. on June 30.

Members of the family with whom Derek Greene lived at the time of his death and officials from the state Medical Examiner’s Office are expected to testify today.