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PICTURED: NYPD cop’s mom, 51, who was shot dead when she went to answer the door at her Queens home: Surveillance footage shows ‘killer’ calmly strolling to his car with gun still in hand after daylight shooting
- Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday when she answered her door
- The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani, the Post said
- It was not immediately clear what the suspect’s relationship with Torres was
- Cops said he fled the scene, but turned himself in at the precinct an hour later
The mother of an NYPD officer has died after being shot in the head in a brazen daytime ambush when she answered the door to her Queens home.
Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday by a suspect who cops said has since surrendered himself into custody, having initially fled the scene.
The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani according to the New York Post. It was not immediately clear what his relationship with Torres was.
Cops say Torres and Canzani knew each other ‘to some extent,’ the Post reported, but that their relationship did not appear to be romantic.
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Anna Torres, 51, pictured here, the mother of an NYPD officer, was shot in her Queens home on Wednesday afternoon
Surveillance footage shows Giuseppe Canzani, 41, leaving the scene of the crime with a gun in hand on Wednesday afternoon
Canzani strolled calmly down the sidewalk, before stepping into a black SUV and driving away
Cops said the mother answered the door at her home at around 2.30 p.m. in Queens’ Ozone Park neighborhood. They said the suspect fired three shots – two of which hit Torres, with one striking her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers said the suspect then fled in a black Chevrolet, before pulling up outside the NYPD’s 106th Precinct in the same vehicle at 3:30 p.m. – around an hour after the shooting – to hand himself in.
Surveillance footage from Torres’ street recorded at the time of the shooting shows a man with a hoodie over his face walking calmly down the sidewalk.
He carries what appears to be a silver gun in his right hand, before slipping onto the street between two cars, then entering a parked SUV and driving away.
Anna Torres (center) with her family during a 2016 birthday outing
NYPD Deputy Chief Jerry O’Sullivan told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday night that when Canzani surrendered he got out of his car and placed a 45-caliber silver firearm on the sidewalk outside the precinct, before being arrested by two NYPD officers without incident.
The deputy chief said the suspected shooter would be charged with murder and the criminal possession of a weapon.
Officials did not announce any suspected motive behind the killing when they announced Canzani’s arrest.
Police added that the killing is not suspected to have been connected to Torres’ son’s employment with the NYPD, saying they had ‘no reason to believe that this incident occurred because of his employment with the police department.’
Friends and family shared their support and love for Torres on social media.
‘The world lost an extraordinary woman yesterday,’ Anna’s brother, Jose Torres, wrote in a Facebook post, ‘May you rest in Heavenly peace… We will all be reunited someday.’
The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani according to the New York Post. It was not immediately clear what his relationship with Torres was
In a briefing on Wednesday, NYPD Deputy Chief Jerry O’Sullivan told reporters that there was no reason to believe that Torres’ killing was linked to her son’s employment with the NYPD
The mother of an NYPD officer has died after being shot in the head in a daytime ambush when she answered the door to her Queens home. Pictured: The home of Anna Torres, 51, is shown in Queens taped off by yellow police tape
Cops cross through the police line on Torres’ street on Wednesday. It is not yet clear why Torres was targeted by Canzani
Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday by a suspect who cops said has since surrendered, having initially fled the scene. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: An ambulance is seen outside of her home on Wednesday
New York City police and investigators swarmed the neighborhood after the shooting