Woman dies after being shot during Bath parking-lot gun sale

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BATH — A Thomaston woman died overnight Wednesday after being shot in the head Monday afternoon in a supermarket parking lot.

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 reported Tuesday. Bath police on Monday said they believed the shooting was an accident.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20, at the state medical examiner’s office, and Maine State Police and Bath police are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting, McCausland stated Thursday.

No arrest has been made.

Grubbs, who drove to the Shaw’s supermarket parking lot to sell a handgun, 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, then taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, police said.

Police and EMS workers responded to the parking lot at 1 Chandler Drive at 3:54 p.m. Monday.

A Go Fund Me page, created for Jones and her two children, had raised more than $1,400 by Thursday afternoon.

“Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support,” the website 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 alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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.