HAMPDEN, Maine - Maine State Police have identified the man who they said shot his girlfriend and then killed himself at a Hampden house where a state police SWAT team had assembled.
The suspected shooter was identified Saturday as 53-year-old Lawrence Beaute.
Spokesman Steve McCausland of the state Public Safety Department said Beaute used a 9 millimeter handgun to kill 53-year-old Katherine Hunt. He said she was killed inside her two-story house after she returned from her job as a welder at General Electric in Bangor. The SWAT team responded Friday to reports of a gunshot.
Detectives call Hunt's death a domestic violence homicide. Beaute had lived in Jacksonville, Fla., and moved in with Hunt a year ago.
Police said he was a medical technician at a Veterans Affairs facility in Bangor.
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