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Man killed in shootout with Portland police had been on probation for domestic assault

Posted on AllSides December 19th, 2023
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The Biddeford man killed by Portland police Sunday night had recently been released from prison for domestic violence charges. Kyle Desmarais, 42, was released from Maine State Prison in February, according to court records. A state criminal history shows that he avoided conflict with law enforcement for 10 months – until Sunday, when Portland police say they pulled him over on Interstate 295, and he got out pointing a gun at them. He died in a shootout with police. Desmarais pleaded no contest to two domestic violence assault charges and...

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