Timestamp8/20/14 14:36
Date Searched18-Mar-14
StateME - Maine
Agency NameRumford Police Department
Victim NameJessica Byrn-Francisco
Victim's Age25
Victim's GenderFemale
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Shots Fired2
Hit or Killed?Hit
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponKnife or cutting instrument
SummaryOn March 18, 2014, police were called to the home of Jessica Byrn-Francisco, 25, by her counselor who said she had swallowed two bottles of pills. Officer Brad Gallant arrived first and had to search for the victim, was later joined by Rumford Police Sergeant Tracey Higley. The victim was discovered under an outdoor deck of her backyard and pulled out and was discovered holding a knife. After a confrontation police say involved Tasers not going off and the victim threatening them with a knife, she was shot twice and critically injured. Friends told reporters they were confused by this accounting of their friend's behavior.
Source Linkhttp://www.pressherald.com/2014/03/20/friends_of_maine_woman_left_confused_by_police_shooting_/
Name of Officer or OfficersSgt. Tracey Higley
County State ME - Maine
City StateRumford ME - Maine