Authorities ID man killed by police in Middletown as Richard Dinneny

An Orange County man was fatally shot by police in Middletown on Wednesday. Officials say they responded to a domestic dispute call at the Overlook

A 53-year-old male is dead after a single gunshot wound to the chest.

A 53-year-old male is dead after a single gunshot wound to the chest. (7/14/16)

MIDDLETOWN - An Orange County man was fatally shot by police Wednesday in Middletown.

Officials say they responded to a domestic dispute call at the Overlook Apartment complex on 109 Overlook Drive around 7 p.m.

Investigators say 53-year-old Richard Dinneny told police by phone that he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment.

"Mr. Dinneny stated he had a gun, that he had an order of protection against him and that he had forced his way into the apartment," says Maj. Joseph Tripodo, of the New York State Police.

Officials say that Dinneny ignored multiple orders to drop what appeared to be a handgun during the violent domestic dispute, and that he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, police and himself.

State police entered the girlfriend's apartment, and reportedly shot Dinneny once in the chest.

His weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.

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