Suspect in Maine mass shooting found dead

LEWISTON, Maine — Maine State Police confirmed Friday night that the main suspect of a mass shooting this week has been found dead.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a Facebook post that Robert Card, 40, had been found dead.

According to a law enforcement officer who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, Card, 40, it’s believed he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Card’s death brings an end to a more than 48 hour search that has left the entire state of Maine on edge.

Gunshots rang out at Schemengees Bar and Grille and Sparetime Recreation on Wednesday night, killing 18 people and wounding dozens of others.

The shooting put the cities of Lewiston and Lisbon on lockdown, with officials ordering residents to shelter in place.

Police soon identified Card, of Bowdoin, Maine, as a primary suspect.

Card previously served as a U.S. Army reservist who underwent a mental health evaluation in mid-July after he began acting erratically during training.

A bulletin sent to police across the country shortly after the attack said Card had been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks this past summer after “hearing voices and threats to shoot up” a military base.