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Eyewitness: Police killed gunman moments after he wounded Skowhegan man

The Madison gunman who killed his wife, son and a neighbor on Wednesday morning was gunned down by police immediately after he wounded a Skowhegan man in front of his Russell Road home, an eyewitness said.

Donald Curtis Jr., 50, who lives next door to gunman Carroll Tuttle Jr., described seeing Harvey Austin, 57, fall to the ground after being shot by Tuttle: “When he got hit, I swear to God he was dead. He looked like a dead man.”

As of Thursday morning, Austin was being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He is expected to survive, according to State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland.

Just seconds after Austin was shot, police returned fire, Curtis said.

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