Updated 10:10 p.m.

GRAY — A father shot and killed his autistic son Tuesday at their home on Yarmouth Road before turning the rifle on himself, state police said.

Sgt. Chris Harriman identified the victims as Daniel McLatchie, 44, and his son, 22-year-old Benjamin McLatchie. Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies found their bodies lying in the family’s driveway at 227 Yarmouth Road around 2:30 p.m.

The driveway, which is several hundred feet long, slopes down from Yarmouth Road – part of Route 115 – before ending at a white, two-story, Cape-style home surrounded by woods.

Harriman said the deputies responded to a 911 call. He did not say who made the call.

He said it appears that Daniel McLatchie was upset about what would happen to his autistic son after he and his wife died. He was a stay-at-home father, according to Harriman.

His wife, Allison McLatchie, 45, was at work when the shootings happened.

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