If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TTY 1-800-437-1220. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine. 

To reach a suicide prevention hotline, call the 988 three-digit hotline or visitsuicidepreventionlifeline.org. Suicide prevention services can also be reached at 888-568-1112 or 800-273-TALK (8255).

A man who was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in downtown Lisbon Falls has died from his injuries.

Benjamin Peterson, 38, of Pittston was seen stepping out of a vehicle and shooting himself in the head with a handgun on Friday at around 7 a.m. on Main Street, according to Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Just before Peterson shot himself, Lisbon firefighters reported hearing a woman scream.

Peterson was transported to Maine Medical Center, where he died from his injuries at around 10:22 p.m., according to Moss.

The body of Kylee Turcotte, 30, of Lisbon Falls was recovered from the driver’s seat of the vehicle on Friday. An autopsy concluded her death was a homicide. A cause of death has not been released.

An investigation remains underway.

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.