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Former Deputy Chief Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Self In Orange County, Police Say

A look at the crime scene on Finnegan Lane off the Pulaski Highway.
A look at the crime scene on Finnegan Lane off the Pulaski Highway. Photo Credit: Google Maps

GOSHEN, N.Y. -- An apparent murder-suicide involving a former deputy police chief and his ex-girlfriend occurred in Goshen on Saturday.

At approximately 8:28 a.m. on Saturday, Orange County 911 received a call reporting multiple gunshots in the area of Finnegan Lane.

Responding Troopers and Town of Goshen Police Officers located Marie Giannone, age 55, sitting in the driver seat of her vehicle, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Troopers continued a further search of the area and located Patrick Sorrentino, 55, Marlboro, deceased from a single gunshot wound.

Sorrentino is a retired Deputy Chief from the City of Newburgh Police Department.

The investigation has revealed that Sorrentino and Giannone dated for about 18 months and broke up in August.

According to the investigation Sorrentino became withdrawn and angry due to the breakup.

The investigation indicates that Sorrentino shot Giannone several times before using the gun on himself.

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