December 31, 2012

AG: Maine trooper justified in Edinburg shooting

Investigators say Trooper Christopher Hashey shot 54-year-old Warren Dome twice when he refused to drop a knife and advanced toward the trooper.

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — The attorney general says a Maine state trooper was legally justified in shooting an Edinburg man who approached him with a large knife after dialing 911.

Investigators say the incident unfolded Aug. 14 when 54-year-old Warren Dome dialed 911 making statements that he wanted to harm himself. Dome, who admitted he'd been drinking, told the dispatcher to "send the militia" and that he was "not going to go down easy." Later, he made additional threatening remarks to the dispatcher.

Investigators say Trooper Christopher Hashey shot Dome twice when he refused to drop the knife and advanced toward the trooper as he backed away.

Dome survived the shooting.

Attorney General William Schneider said it's reasonable for Hashey to believe deadly force was necessary to protect himself.


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