65-year-old Ronald Cyr of Van Buren, has been identified by police, after he was shot by his self-made home security device and was taken to a hospital and later died from his injuries.
“Regretfully, Mr. Cyr succumbed to the injuries sustained from the gunshot,” Van Buren police said.
Police has revealed that the shooting was as a result off Cyr unintentionally triggering the device he rigged in his home to shoot any intruder who attempts to enter his house.
Investigators at the scene discovered that Cyr’s front door was rigged with a device “designed to fire a handgun should anyone attempt to enter the door,” according to the police statement. Police reportedly found other “unknown devices” in Cyr’s home that prompted them to call the Maine State Police bomb squad.
Van Buren is a placeon the US-Canadian border, about 320 miles from Portland, the largest city in Maine.