01/13/2009

NYPD officer fatally shoots wife, kills self

Editor's Note: Understanding Domestic Violence columnist Richard Davis says, "For police departments, acknowledging that police officers can be abusers or can be abused by another family member, regardless of age or gender, may be the first positive step in resolving this problematic issue. Domestic violence inflicts suffering and deaths in too many family's police officers visit and officers know only too well that they don't have to leave home to encounter it." Read more from his article Domestic violence and police officers as abuser or victim

By Zachary R. Dowdy and Jennifer Barrios
Newsday

NEW YORK — Marital troubles were a factor when a New York City police lieutenant stabbed and shot his wife to death in their Centereach home after the couple's daughter tried to stop the attack, police said yesterday. He then shot himself to death.

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