An outpatient NYPD police officer shot his girlfriend and another woman, killing her last, after he found the pair together at a Brooklyn home on Wednesday, police said.
The incident happened around 5pm, at a house on 19th Avenue near 7th 79th Street in Bensonhurst, according to police. The officer, who was not identified, was at the house where he was staying with his 23-year-old girlfriend, when two more arrived, police said.
Subsequently, a total of 911 calls for fired guns, police said, and police responded by finding a 38-year-old officer outside the home. He told them he had shot someone inside, police said at a press conference.
While inside, respondents found one woman under the living room, and another downstairs in the bedroom, police said. The girl was found shot in the head, while a 24-year-old woman was found shot in the chest, more than once.
Two women were rushed to Maimonides Hospital, where a 24-year-old boy was pronounced dead. The police girl is expected to recover, according to police.
The officer was taken to hospital, and he was in police custody. He worked in the Department as a member of Brooklyn South for more than five years, said the police, and did not appear to have any disciplinary issues. Police said he was “calm, gathered and forthcoming” in connection with the incident, and confessed to the shooting.
The officer had last worked Tuesday night, and was scheduled to return to work Wednesday evening before being arrested. Police said it is believed that all three women involved knew each other, and it was unclear if the shotgun was a tool of police work.