More than $3K raised for family of woman shot during Bath gun sale

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BATH —  A Go Fund Me page created for the family of a Thomaston woman who died Nov. 18 after being shot in the head Nov. 16 in a supermarket parking lot raised more than $3,000 as of Tuesday.

Chelsea Jones, 22, was shot by her fiance, Dylan Grubbs, 23, also of Thomaston, while she sat in the front passenger seat of an SUV, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Nov. 17. Bath police previously said they believe the shooting was an accident.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20, at the state medical examiner’s office. Maine State Police and Bath police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting, McCausland said Nov. 19.

No arrests have been made.

Grubbs said he drove to the Shaw’s supermarket parking lot at 1 Chandler Drive to sell a handgun. He was showing the 9mm Taurus to a prospective buyer outside the vehicle when the gun fired, McCausland said.

Police have interviewed Grubbs, who is cooperating with investigators, McCausland said. They have also questioned the man who planned to buy the gun and saw the shooting, he said.

Jones was first transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after police and EMS workers responded at 3:54 p.m., then taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, police said.

“Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support,” the Go Fund Me page stated. “We are so sad to share that today Chelsea succumbed to her injuries. She leaves behind two beautiful children and a large grieving family.”

The page added that the funds “will go towards a memorial service, caring for her children, and the future needs of her children. Thank you so much for thinking of Chelsea and her family during this difficult time. They appreciate all your well wishes, thoughts, and prayers.”

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.