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Lorenze A. Labonte, 25, of Saco has been charged with the Biddeford murder of Ahmed Sharif, 27, of Lewiston.

From the Maine State Police:

On Monday, November 27, 2023, at approximately 6:30 pm, the Maine State Police Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiation Team arrested 25-year-old Lorenze A. Labonte (6/1/1998) at his residence at 103 Temple Street in Saco. Investigators will be at the Temple Street residence throughout the evening executing a search warrant. Labonte has been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Ahmed Sharif (1/1/1996) of Lewiston. Labonte will make his initial appearance in York County District Court on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

The victim of a shooting at an apartment in Biddeford on the day after Thanksgiving has been identified as 27-year-old Ahmed Sharif of Lewiston. His death has been ruled a homicide.

From the Maine State Police:

On Friday, November 24, 2023 at approximately 2:10 pm, Biddeford Police responded to a 911 call reporting a person had been shot at an apartment located on State Street in Biddeford. Officers arrived and removed a male from the apartment who died from his injuries. Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit South was called to respond to the scene. The deceased was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta. State Police Detectives along with officers from the Biddeford Police Department, Saco Police Department, and Old Orchard Beach Police Department worked throughout the night investigating the incident. On Saturday, November 25, 2023 an autopsy was conducted and the victim was identified as 27-year-old Ahmed Sharif (1/1/1996) of Lewiston. His death was ruled a homicide. The State Police and Biddeford Police continue to investigate this isolated incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Augusta Regional Communications Center at (207)-624-7076 extension 9.

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