NH Man Adrian Bunker Killed During Thursday ME Police-Involved “Armed Confrontation”

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OLD TOWN, ME. (THECOUNT) — Adrian Bunker, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, has been identified as the suspect shot and killed by an Old Town, Maine, police officer during a traffic stop Thursday.

Bunker, 37, was killed by Old Town officer, Joseph Decoteau, early Thursday morning following an “armed confrontation” during a traffic stop in the 800 block of Stillwater Avenue, in Old Town, Maine.


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Decoteau is on paid administrative leave pending a review by the department, according to police.

Officer Joseph Decoteau ordered Adrian Bunker, 37, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, to pull over his gray Silverado pickup truck around 3:20 a.m. According to the police department, the “armed confrontation” that ensued resulted in Bunker’s death. source

During a news conference Thursday afternoon at the Old Town Police Department, Wilcox did not say why Decoteau initially pulled over Bunker’s vehicle, and he did not offer further details about the incident.

Old Town is a city in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 7,840 at the 2010 census. The city’s developed area is chiefly located on relatively large Marsh Island, though its boundaries extend beyond that, according to Wikipedia.

Merrimack is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 25,494 at the 2010 census, and an estimated 25,660 in 2017, making it the ninth-largest municipality in New Hampshire. There are four villages in the town: Merrimack Village, Thorntons Ferry, Reeds Ferry, and South Merrimack, according to Wikipedia.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly shooting should contact police at 911.

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