MANCHESTER — State police said they are investigating the deaths Saturday of a married couple in the north end of town after receiving a call that morning from the husband, who claimed to have killed his wife.

Clyde Shue, 82, of 543 Prescott Road, reported shortly before 8 a.m. that he had killed Kim Shue, 62, police said. That prompted state troopers and a state police tactical team to go to the residence to try to communicate with Clyde Shue. Police eventually entered the house in late afternoon and found him dead inside.

A state police spokesman said the incident is being investigated as a domestic violence homicide, and that the state medical examiner’s office would determine the causes of death after conducting autopsies.

Part of Prescott Road was shut down Saturday morning while Maine State Police surrounded the home. Manchester firefighters blocked westbound traffic’s access to Prescott Road at Puddledock Road. It remained closed at least until mid-afternoon.

Becky Stickney, who lives four houses away from the Shue home, said she could hear law enforcement officials negotiating on a bullhorn with an unknown person, but that ceased by 3 p.m. She also said she heard breaking glass shortly before then.

A Winthrop ambulance left the scene about 2:55 p.m. without its sirens on, and it was not clear whether anybody other than emergency workers was inside it.

A police spokesman said nobody else was in the house when police entered it.

Maine State Police surround a home Saturday morning on Prescott Road in Manchester. (Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal)

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