EDINBURG, Maine — An Edinburg man continued to recover Wednesday after being shot by a state trooper during a disturbance at the man’s home the day before.
Warren Frederick Dome, 54, was in serious but stable condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, a spokeswoman for the Maine Attorney General’s Office said late Tuesday. On Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said she had no information on Dome’s condition, which she said typically means that he had declined to allow his medical information to be released or he had been transferred to another facility.
Per standard procedure, Trooper Chris Hashey was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the attorney general’s investigation of the shooting. Under state law, that office is charged with investigating all police shootings.
Dome was wounded after he called dispatchers at the state police barracks in Orono at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday from his home at 682 Edinburg Road and made homicidal and suicidal threats. Hashey and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Goodspeed were among the first officers to respond.
When they arrived, Dome confronted them with a knife and was shot by Hashey, state police said, apparently in the leg.
The officers immediately began administering first aid to Dome. He was flown by LifeFlight helicopter from a park in Howland to the Bangor hospital at about 7:30 p.m., after paramedics spent close to 30 minutes administering to his wounds in the ambulance.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said at noon Wednesday that she had no new information about the incident.
Hashey is a decorated officer most recently recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in April for “outstanding service to crime victims and law enforcement.”
He was commended for helping solve the nighttime burglary at an Orrington gun shop on Aug. 23, 2010, that led to the conviction of four people for federal gun violations and other charges and the recovery of 22 firearms.
While investigating the burglary, Hashey learned a truck had gone off Wiswell Road in Brewer. The truck, which was being driven by one of the burglary suspects, was reportedly stolen from Corinth, and there was a motorcycle reported stolen from Winterport in the bed of the truck, according to a previously published report.
That led police to the rest of the suspects and the recovery of the weapons, police have said.
Hashey most recently made the news in June when he was among several troopers who pursued a motorcyclist northbound on Interstate 95 from Orono to Howland. The chase reached speeds of 150 mph before Hashey charged the suspect with several violations.
A friend of Dome’s, meanwhile, on Wednesday described him as an amiable man suffering from the ill effects of a recent breakup with his wife and from chronic pain from a knee injury suffered years before that eventually forced his disability retirement from a railroad company.
“He took it hard,” friend John Barker, 62, said Wednesday of his Edinburg Road neighbor’s breakup with his wife.
State police Maj. Gary Wright said that only Dome was living at his house when the incident occurred. Dome’s wife had moved out within the last six months, Barker said.
Dome, Barker said, is a former U.S. Navy medic, a tall and somewhat thin man who walked with a limp. Dome had recently purchased tickets so that one of his three children could come visit him from Arizona.
In February, Dome was arrested twice for operating under the influence over a three-day period, according to police.
In May, he was sentenced to 48 hours in jail, fined $500 and had his license suspended for 90 days after he was convicted of operating a vehicle while under influence of intoxicants.
Also last spring, he was ordered to pay a $350 fine for violating his bail conditions.