Police Shoot, Kill 86-Year-Old Armed Queens Man Who Killed Daughter

Officers arrived at a house on 38th Street in Astoria shortly after 11 a.m. and found a man with a gun

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    The NYPD says officers shot and killed an 86-year-old man during a brief standoff in Astoria today. Police say the man shot and killed his daughter. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Sunday, Apr 13, 2014)

    Officers responding to the home of an 86-year-old Queens man who called 911 to say he'd shot his daughter fatally shot the man Saturday after he turned toward them with a shotgun and refused to drop it when they arrived, police said.
     
    Jack Calvello was shot once in the torso by an officer following the 11:16 a.m. call to his home on 38th Street in Astoria and was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
     
    Calvello's 65-year-old daughter, Carolann Matyka, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the kitchen of the red-brick home and rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m., police said.
     
    A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was recovered from the scene, according to investigators.

    A dog that was injured with what officials believe are gunshot wounds was found in the house and is expected to make a full recovery.

    Neighbors who were nearby when the shooting occurred said they heard a number of shots ringing out from the house.

    "Right when I passed his house all I heard was five gunshots...and I just got on the floor and I kneeled because I didn't wanna get shot too," said Dean Rocco. 

    Rocco said he heard an officer repeatedly instruct the elderly man to put his gun down.

    "The cop was telling him, 'Put down the gun, put down the gun,'" Rocco said. "I guess he didn't wanna put down the gun."

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