An off-duty NYPD officer shot her girlfriend and another woman, killing the latter, after she discovered the pair together at a Brooklyn home on Wednesday, police said.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m., at a home on 19th Avenue near 79th Street in Bensonhurst, according to police. The officer, who has not been identified, was at the home she shared with her 23-year-old girlfriend, when the other two arrived, Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said.
After that, multiple 911 calls were made regarding shots fired, police said, and the officers who responded found the 31-year-old officer outside the home. She told them that she had shot someone inside, Kemper said at a press conference.
Once inside, responding officers found one woman on the floor of the living room, and another on the floor in the bedroom, Kemper said. The girlfriend was found shot in the torso, while the other 24-year-old woman was found shot in the chest, possibly more than once.
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The two women were rushed to Maimonides Hospital, where the 24-year-old was pronounced dead. The officer's girlfriend is expected to recover, according to Kemper.
The cop was taken to the hospital, and was in police custody. She has served in the department as a member of Brooklyn South for more than five years, police said, and did not appear to have any disciplinary issues. Police said she was "calm, collected and very forthcoming" regarding what had transpired, and confessed to the shooting.
The officer had last worked Tuesday night, and was scheduled to return to duty Wednesday night before she was taken into custody. Police said it is believed that all three women involved knew each other, and it was unclear if the gun that was fired was the officer's service weapon.
Investigators are looking into whether the two women who were shot had been in a relationship, as police said it was "a possibility." The motive was preliminarily being treated as a domestic situation.