The man shot and wounded by a Maine state trooper Sunday morning following a standoff in Ellsworth with police was in surgery Sunday afternoon at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The man was identified as Jeffrey Barnard, 50, by Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

McCausland said Barnard was shot about 6:30 a.m. by Maine State Trooper Scott Duff, a 17-year veteran. Barnard’s wife, Vicki, 56, was also involved in the standoff, but was not hurt.

The standoff began at a camper parked on North Street, where Ellsworth police had cited Barnard for a violation on Friday.

At noon Saturday a team of negotiators arrived to try to resolve the situation, McCausland said. A Maine State Police tactical team then responded to the scene overnight.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident.

Duff, a member of the tactical team, has been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure.

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