Details Emerge in New Lobster War
More details about the moments leading up to a shooting last week on Matinicus have emerged in a lawsuit brought by Chris Young, the forty-one-year-old fisherman injured in the incident. Young, who is seeking to have a $4 million lien placed on the alleged shooter's property, claims that he was essentially ambushed on a Matinicus wharf on July 20. Young says that moments before the shooting, resident Janan Miller repeatedly pointed a shotgun at him. When he tried to wrestle it away from her, Miller's father, Vance Bunker, allegedly aimed a pistol at Young and fired. The first shot missed, Young says, and Bunker then shot him again, striking him in the neck. Young's lawsuit states that his injuries may prevent him from returning to lobstering. A state-imposed moratorium on lobster fishing around Matinicus, initially ordered for two weeks but later reduced to three days, ended Monday morning.
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