Thomas Bonfanti Bio – Wiki
Thomas Bonfanti of Northfield has been idientified charged with murder after he shot four people, killing three of them, at the American Legion hall in Machias on Monday.
Thomas Bonfanti Age
He is 63 years old.
Thomas Bonfanti Identification
Thomas Bonfanti, of 77 Black Cow Meadow Road in Northfield was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shootings, Lt. Troy Gardner of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit said during a 5 p.m. news conference at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Machias on Monday.
Bonfanti was being held without bail at the Washington County Jail pending his initial court appearance on Tuesday or Wednesday. Investigators have not been able to provide a motive for the violence but said Bonfanti was familiar with all of the victims.
Thomas Bonfanti Suspect Arrested
Three people were killed and a fourth person was injured Monday morning in a series of shootings in Downeast Maine, according to Maine State Police.
Thomas Bonfanti, of Northfield, is in custody and charged with murder, police said.
Thomas Bonfanti Victim
Gardner identified the victims as: Shawn Currey, 57, of Machias, Samuel Powers, 33, of Jonesboro and Jennifer Bryant Flynn, 49, of Machias. The fourth victim, a woman, was shot and taken to a hospital for treatment. Gardner declined to name her, the hospital where she was taken or the severity of her injuries.
“All I can say is she is alive,” Gardner told reporters at the 5 p.m. news conference.
State police said that the rampage began around 10:45 a.m. Monday when Bonfanti drove to the first of three separate homes in the towns of Machias and Jonesboro.
Gardner said that emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at 10:47 a.m. for the report of a shooting at 323 Kennebec Road in Machias. Officers found Currey’s body inside the house and the wounded woman outside it.
Thomas Bonfanti Criminal Record
According to records obtained from the Maine State Bureau of Identification, Bonfanti does have a criminal record. In November 2016, he was arrested by state police for operating under the influence. He was found guilty and fined $600. His driver’s license was suspended for 90 days.
The state Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to perform autopsies Tuesday on each of the victims to determine their cause of death.
Investigators then responded to the American Legion in Machias where they encounter Bonfanti and arrested him.
According to Polic all four victims were shot and Bonfanti knew them.
Investigators did not reveal what might have been a motive in the shootings.
Police said they do not believe anyone else was involved in the shootings and there is no longer a threat to the public.
Area schools were locked down while police responded to the shootings.