Clinton domestic disturbance ends in gunfire; charges pending against man

Posted Jan. 06, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.

CLINTON, Maine — A domestic disturbance between a man and a woman on Sunday ended with the man apparently shooting himself in what police are describing as an attempted murder-suicide.

When police arrived at a Horseback Road residence, it was apparent Edward Domasinsky, 55, had been suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his face, according to Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Domasinsky and the 46-year-old woman had been engaged in a physical altercation, according to Reardon.

During the altercation, Domasinsky allegedly fired a shot at the victim inside a Horseback Road residence, Reardon said. The victim was not hit but received powder burns from the shot.

While the woman was fleeing, another shot apparently rang out, Reardon said, and the victim indicated to police that Domasinsky had shot himself.

Domasinsky was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Hospital in Waterville before LifeFlight transported him to Maine Medical Center in Portland, according to Reardon.

Clinton police were assisted by Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies and a Maine State Police recovery team at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation and charges against Domasinsky are pending.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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