Robert Card, the subject of a manhunt in Maine since late Wednesday night, was found dead Friday.
Lawmen say he was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot. Lewiston and the surrounding area had been on alert while authorities searched for Card, who police say was the gunman that killed 18 people and injured 13 others at a bowling alley and then a bar.
His body was recovered in Lisbon Falls near the Androscoggin River about 7:45 p.m., Gov. Janet Mills said at a late night press conference.
“Like many people, I’m breathing a sigh of relief tonight knowing that Robert Card is no longer a threat to anyone,” Mills said.
The 40-year-old Card was a U.S. Army reservist. Reports say his mental health was a concern earlier this summer. A suicide note was found Thursday, police said.
The bowling alley and bar are not far apart.
Names and pictures of the slain were released earlier Friday. They included a 14-year-old boy, two women and 15 men.