BANGOR — The man shot and killed by a Bangor police officer last week has ties to the Hancock County area, as does a woman who was reportedly in the same vehicle with him prior to the shooting.
Joshua Jozefowicz, 23, who has been listed in police records as living in Trenton, on Swan’s Island and in Ellsworth, was shot dead by Officer Ryan Jones after a traffic stop at Leadbetter’s Super Stop convenience store and gas station on Hammond Street on the night of Dec. 1.
According to reports, Jozefowicz fled into nearby woods and was pursued by Jones. A short time later, witnesses report hearing multiple gunshots.
In the days following the shooting, Bangor Police reported that Jozefowicz had a gun in his possession and that it had been fired during the foot pursuit. Investigators have declined to release additional details.
Kayla Massicotte, 25, of Carmel, a 2010 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School who has lived in Bar Harbor, was arrested at the store near the scene of the shooting shortly after the incident.
She was charged with possession of heroin and possession of a Schedule Z drug, and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. She was reportedly a passenger in the vehicle driven by Jozefowicz.
Jones, according to Bangor police, is a six-year veteran of that city’s department. He has been placed on administrative leave following the shooting while the incident is under investigation.
As is standard practice with all cases involving police officers and the use of deadly force, the investigation into the shooting is being conducted by the Office of the Attorney General.