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A veteran civilian employee of the NYPD was shot and killed inside a Queens apartment building Monday, allegedly by her boyfriend, who police say also wounded her neighbor when she rushed in to help.
A manhunt is now underway for the gunman, 55, who fled the scene in a car after both women were shot around 8:15 a.m. inside a third-floor residence on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, Queens. Neither the NYPD worker killed nor the woman injured have been named.
Police say the suspect shot his girlfriend, 51, who is a civilian employee of the NYPD, in the head during a domestic dispute Monday morning.
The woman’s 48-year-old neighbor heard the commotion, rushed upstairs and was also shot when she tried to intervene. The suspect went after the woman and shot twice in the torso, police said.
The victims’ names have not been released.
A veteran civilian employee of the NYPD was shot and killed inside a Queens apartment building Monday, allegedly by her boyfriend, who police say also wounded her neighbor
The shooting happened around 8:15 a.m. inside a third-floor apartment building on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, Queens
‘Preliminary investigation indicates that this began as a domestic incident between the 51-year-old female and a male in the third floor apartment,’ NYPD Deputy Chief Julie Morrill, Commanding Officer Detective Bureau Queens, said Monday.
‘During the dispute, the 48-year-old second floor neighbor went to check on the third floor occupants. She was then shot and fled back to her apartment. The male suspect followed her and continued shooting.’
Both women were taken to a local hospital where the 51-year-old was pronounced dead. The neighbor is in critical condition.
NYPD Deputy Chief Julie Morrill released new information at a presser Monday, stating that the investigation indicates that this began as a domestic incident between the gunman and victim
The third-floor apartment is above an electronics store off Palmetto Street
The deceased victim was a civilian NYPD employee with 11 years of service. She recently working for the information technology bureau based at police headquarters.
Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell and other NYPD officials went to the hospital to meet with the victim’s family.
Police are still searching for the suspect.