Portland teen faces charges after shooting

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PORTLAND — An 18-year-old man remained in Cumberland County Jail on Monday, and faced a Tuesday court appearance after an April 17 shooting in Libbytown.

Christopher McMann, 18, of 111 Elizabeth Road, was being held on $50,000 bail on charges of reckless conduct with a firearm and elevated aggravated assault, according to jail officials and city police.

In an April 17 press release, Assistant Police Chief Vern Malloch said McMann “fired multiple gunshots” outside his home during a confrontation with 20-year-old Standish resident Daniel Trimble-Smith. The incident occurred around 4 p.m.

Trimble-Smith was shot and taken to Maine Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Police did not specify how many times, or where, he was shot.

Malloch said one round went through the exterior wall of a nearby home.

“The bullet completely penetrated an exterior wall, damaging furniture and other personal belongings,” Malloch said, adding a resident was at home, but in another room at the time.

Malloch said the shooting remained under investigation, which included detectives impounding a vehicle driven by Trimble-Smith.

Reckless conduct with a firearm is a Class C charge punishable by up to five years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine, Malloch said.

David Harry can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or dharry@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidHarry8.

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Police respond April 17 to a shooting at 111 Elizabeth Road, Portland, where 18-year-old Christopher McMann is alleged to have shot 20-year-old Daniel Trimble-Smith.


Portland City Hall reporter for The Forecaster. Baltimore native, lived in Maine since 1989. A journalist since 2005, covering much of Cumberland and York counties. I joined The Forecaster in 2012.