UPDATE: The maine State Police says Benjamin Peterson of Pittston succumbed to his injuries Friday, October 6, at 10:22 pm. The case remains under investigation.
The Maine State Police today, Oct. 6, assisted the Lisbon Police Department with a death investigation. Main Street in the downtown area was shut down temporarily while Detectives investigated.
From the Maine State Police:
On Friday, October 6, 2023, at approximately 7:00 am, Firefighters working at the Lisbon Falls Fire Station on Main Street in Lisbon Falls heard a woman scream in the area of Main Street. As Firefighters were drawn to the roadway they observed a male step from a vehicle and shoot himself in the head with a handgun. Additional emergency responders were called to the scene and transported the male, 38-year-old Benjamin Peterson of Pittston to Central Maine Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Emergency responders located a deceased female in the driver’s seat of the vehicle at that time. The lower section of Main Street was shut down for several hours as Maine State Police and Lisbon Police Detectives investigated the scene. The female victim was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta this morning where an autopsy was performed. The Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as 30-year-old Kylee Turcotte of Lisbon Falls and ruled her death a homicide. Turcotte and Peterson were in a former relationship together. Maine State Police and Lisbon Police continue to investigate the circumstances that led to this isolated incident and reaffirm that there is no threat to the public at this time.