Emergency personnel clean an area of Main Street in Lisbon on Friday morning after a man shot himself in the head. State police said Benjamin Peterson, 38, of Pittston was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston in critical condition. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

LISBON — State police said a Pittston man shot himself in the head Friday morning on Main Street, and a Lisbon Falls woman was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car nearby.

Benjamin Peterson, 38, was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Shannon Moss.

The body of 30-year-old Kylee Turcotte was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy was performed. The Medical Examiner’s office ruled her death a homicide,” Moss said.

Authorities said Turcotte and Peterson had formerly been in a relationship with each other.

State police said firefighters working at the Lisbon Falls Fire Station on Main Street heard a woman scream about 7 a.m.

“As firefighters were drawn to the roadway they observed a male step from a vehicle and shoot himself in the head with a handgun,” Moss said.

“Emergency responders located a deceased female in the driver’s seat of the vehicle at that time,” she said.

The lower section of Main Street was shut down for several hours as Maine State Police and Lisbon Police detectives investigated the scene.

Police continued Friday night to investigate and reaffirm that there is no threat to the public.

Lisbon Police and Maine State Police cordon off a section of Main Street on Friday morning while investigating the death of 30-year-old Kylee Turcotte of Lisbon Falls. She was found dead in the driver’s seat of a vehicle belonging to Benjamin Peterson, 38, of Pittston, who was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head nearby, state police said. Peterson was in critical condition at a Lewiston hospital. Submitted by Jaquelyn Lee Ann Dyer

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