Questions abound in fatal shooting of city man in Saco

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Duplex' front porch where shooting occurred. (Courtesy photo)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine State Police continue to investigate the shooting death of a Rochester, N.H., man last month in Saco.

Michael Burns, 54, was shot on the front porch of a duplex at 26 Nye St. around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.

An autopsy has been conducted on Burns, but State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said today that the results have yet to be released.

Detectives said the man who shot Burns called police, and there were two other persons inside the house at the time.

Michael Burns (Courtesy photo)

The man who shot burns has not been identified, and no charges have been filed.

Police have disclosed few details of the shooting, including whether any of the men at the house previously knew Burns.

According to his obituary in The Rochester Voice, Burns was a graduate of tony Berwick Academy in South Berwick and Norwich University, a private Vermont military college that carries the distinction of being the oldest of its kind in the nation.

Burns, an Army veteran, worked as a self-employed computer technician, his obituary said.

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