This morning, May 6, the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at a residence at 1108 Littlefield Road in Brooks. Shortly after arriving the Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit. State Police Detectives arrived on scene and are currently investigating the shooting as a suspicious death. The victim has been identified as the homeowner, 49-year-old James Cluney of Brooks.

Cluney will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy is expected to take place over the weekend.

Sometime after the shooting a juvenile was arrested and charged with murder. He was transported to Long Creek Youth Development Center in Portland. Authorities have confirmed that Cluney and the juvenile do know each other.

There is no danger to the public and the case remains under investigation.

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