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Searsport Man Charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault 

 A Searsport man is in the Waldo County Jail charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.Police say he shot a man from Frankfort early this morning – and then was shot himself, by a state trooper.Meghan Hayward reports.” What we know is these two men got into a quarrel in the back of a car. It escalated out into the road with gunshots.”Police say 24-year-old Matthew Sylvester shot 41-year-old Richard Brown at the intersection of Mount Ephraim and North Searsport Roads, around 2:30 Thursday morning.Sylvester was then driven to his home, that he shares with his father on Porter Street.State Police Spokesperson Steve McCausland says it’s unclear how long the two have known each other.” The aspect of what started the fight that escalated into gunshots is something we are looking into. Still not clear at this point.”McCausland says Trooper Corey Smith went to Sylvester’s home to investigate the shooting. That’s when the trooper fired at Sylvester, hitting him in the arm. Sylvester was treated at a hospital and taken to jail. Brown is at Eastern Maine Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.Police says he’s expected to survive.” Whether or not they were under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be part of the investigation. Initially I don’t have any info on that.”James Engstrom has been Sylvester’s neighbor for years and is surprised at the news. ” Well he’s been a good boy as far as I know. Like any ordinary teenager and I guess he got into some mischief at school.”He says the whole event has left him uneasy.” It gives you kind of a sick feeling to know that your good friends and neighbors would be getting into trouble.”Trooper Corey Smith has been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure.Sylvester is expected to appear in court either Friday or the first of next week.