Maine State Police have identified the victim of an August 19 shooting at a Moark egg farm in Turner, Maine, as well as the man who fired the fatal shot. The victim was identified as Manuel Adame, 57, Lewiston, Maine, while the man who fired the shot has been identified as Michael Warbin, 44, Franklin, Conn.

Warbin, a contractor hired to clear the property of rodents and other pests, was using a .22-caliber rifle to rid one of the farm's barns of rodents and stray chickens. He allegedly shot Adame on accident while eradicating the pests.


An investigation into the shooting is continuing. Warbin is cooperating with the investigation, authorities told reporters.

Officials said Adame collapsed while trying to leave the Moark barn and died while he was being taken to a hospital in nearby Lewiston. The state medical examiner's office says he died of a gunshot wound to the chest and neck.