‘They wanted to kill him’: Wife of Ellsworth man shot by police details June 1 …

June 8th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

BANGOR, Maine — The wife of an Ellsworth man shot last week by a Maine State Police tactical team member during an armed confrontation and standoff said Sunday he is in a medically induced coma.

“He’s still in critical condition,” Vicki Barnard, 56, said of her husband of 19 years. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was shot by Trooper Scott Duff on the morning of June 1 after a shootout and standoff with police that occurred the day before.

“They wanted to kill him,” she said. “He was shot in the right tear duct, and it came out his left jaw. The doctor doesn’t know how he’s going to fix his jaw. There is nothing left.”

Barnard said her husband — who has a lengthy criminal that includes federal, state and California convictions, as well as prior police standoffs — was placed in the coma by doctors to help him heal. He is also on a respirator. She said he does not like police, and they do not like him because he is a convicted felon.

The Barnards are both medical marijuana patients, she said.

The couple had been growing their medical marijuana in a shop and living in a camper, located at 303 North St. for three years on land owned by a disabled veteran, who was being cared for by the couple, Vicki Barnard said.

“We’ve never had a problem in the three years until his daughter moved in,” she said.

Police issued a criminal threatening summons to Jeff Barnard

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