Police say a Cambodian immigrant who served 18 months in prison on a murder charge that was later dropped died in a shootout in a dispute over drugs in Saco.
The other man was killed by police after a high-speed chase in Gorham.
Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland says 25-year-old Seiha Srey (SAY’hah sray) was shot in the head outside the Howard Sports Center.
McCausland says the other man, 22-year-old Andy Luong, died in an exchange of gunfire with police about 20 miles away in Gorham after his car was disabled by a spike mat.
McCausland says the shooting happened around 11 p.m. in the parking lot of the Howard Sports Center. He says about 40 bystanders scattered during the shooting in which Srey was armed with a handgun and Luong with an assault rifle.
More than a dozen shots were fired.
At age 15, Srey was charged in the 1998 stabbing death of 18-year-old Robert Joyal outside a Denny’s restaurant in Portland.
He was behind bars for 18 months before charges were dropped because of problem with the evidence.