According to WGME 13, a woman has been critically injured following an officer-involved shooting near the Merrymeeting bridge on Monday afternoon.

Reports say that police were called to the area Monday afternoon to perform a well-check on a woman that was pulled off to the side of the road making apparent homicidal and suicidal comments.

Police attempted to talk to the woman but it quickly escalated into an armed confrontation. A Topsham Police officer ended up shooting the woman and injuring her.

The officer, as is standard police procedure, has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

The identity of the woman who was shot is currently being withheld while the family is notified of the incident.

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