Retired NY Police Chief Killed Himself, Ex-Girlfriend


New York State Police said a Marlboro man, who was a retired Deputy Chief from the City of Newburgh Police Department, killed his ex-girlfriend before killing himself in a murder-suicide in the Town of Goshen Saturday morning.

Police identified the deceased as Marie Giannone, 55, of Goshen, and Patrick Sorrentino, 55, of Marlboro.

Police investigations indicated that Sorrentino shot Giannone multiple times before shooting himself.

Orange County 911 received a call at about 8:28 a.m. reporting multiple gunshots near Finnegan Lane in Goshen.

Police located Giannone in the driver’s seat of her vehicle deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Sorrentino was located in the area, deceased from a single gunshot wound, police said.

Further investigations revealed that Sorrentino and Giannone dated for about 18 months before breaking up this past August.

As a result of the breakup, Sorrentino “became withdrawn and angry,” police said.

According to City of Newburgh Chief of Police Daniel Cameron, Sorrentino started on the force in April 1983. He was placed on leave due to a physical injury in March 2002 until his retirement on March 22, 2007.

Both state police and the Town of Goshen Police Department could not provide further details Saturday night.

“On behalf of the City of Newburgh Police Department, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all those that have been affected by this tragedy,” Cameron said in a statement. “It saddens us that Patrick Sorrentino took the life of an innocent person prior to taking his own. Our hearts go out to everyone that is grieving from this senseless act.”

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