ARUNDEL (WGME) – New details in the alleged officer-involved shooting death of an Arundel man.
Court documents said Chad Dionne attacked his wife and planned to burn his family’s house down before he was killed by police.
An affidavit requesting a search warrant for the Dionne’s home is shedding new light on this case. It said it all started when Michelle Dionne went to the Biddeford Police Department, saying her husband had assaulted her and killed her cat.
The affidavit stated deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the house on Old Alfred Road at 2:15 last week and learned Chad Dionne, 37 had a gun. Moments later, deputies reported shots had been fired.
According to the affidavit, police told Michelle Dionne her husband was killed in a confrontation with officers.
Court documents said Dionne had called a relative hours earlier, intoxicated, saying he was sick of everything and was either going to start his house on fire or quote “end it.”
The medical examiner’s office said Dionne bled to death due to gunshot wounds.
Court documents show investigators recovered nine forty caliber shell casings outside the home, along with a magazine containing ten more cartridges and an expandable baton. Inside they recovered a 9 millimeter pistol, hand cuffs, and hundreds of dollars in cash.
According to the affidavit, Michelle Dionne had a cut and contusion above her right eye while being interviewed later that day and told police she knew something bad was going to happen and she feels responsible for the death of her husband.
Funeral services for Dionne were held Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile the Maine Attorney General’s Office is investigating the use of deadly force by those officers.