Maine State Police and Saco police closed a residential street in the city Tuesday morning after finding a woman with a gunshot wound at the same address where a homicide suspect had been arrested the night before.

Saco police responded at 7:44 a.m. to reports of gunshots being fired in a residence at 103 Temple St., Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss said in a statement. Lorenze Labonte, 25, was arrested at that address Monday night and has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Lewiston man in Biddeford on Friday night.

Maine State Police detectives spent Monday night gathering evidence at the home where Labonte was arrested, but it was not clear whether they were present when the woman was shot.

The woman was transported to a hospital, where she was listed as being in critical but stable condition, Moss said Tuesday.

The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation during the street closure and Evidence Response Technicians processed the scene.

“There is no danger to the public and the investigation is ongoing,” Moss said.


Saco police refused to answer questions about the road closure and said state police would be in charge of releasing more information.

Moss did not say whether the woman’ shooting had anything to do with Labonte’s arrest at his home at 103 Temple Street on Monday night. Labonte has been charged with fatally shooting Ahmed Sharif, 27, in Biddeford on Friday.

“I can’t confirm any connection at this point,” Moss said in an email. Moss was uncertain if more information about the incidents would be released Tuesday night.

Labonte made his initial appearance in York District Court Tuesday afternoon.

Biddeford police responded to a 911 call around 2:10 p.m. Friday reporting that a person had been shot. Sharif’s death was ruled a homicide on Sunday after an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta.

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