A New York City police sergeant killed a man who shot a woman and then refused to stop attacking the owner of the Harlem apartment they were in Wednesday night, Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo said.
Law enforcement sources say 44-year-old Ubaldo Gomez knocked on the door to a fifth-floor residence on St. Nicholas Terrace, then immediately shot and stabbed the woman who answered the door. Gomez then went into the home, attacked a man inside and a responding NYPD officer found them fighting on the floor.
The sergeant tried to get Gomez to drop his weapons but he refused, the NYPD said.
"The suspect was given numerous verbal commands to show officers his hands, the suspect armed with a knife attempted to stab that male," said Pichardo. "The sergeant then discharged his service weapon, striking the suspect in the torso."
Both Gomez and the 45-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Gomez was an NYPD auxiliary officer, according to sources.
The other 39-year-old victim was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Another 41-year-old woman, who police later confirmed was Gomez's wife, was in the apartment at the time but she was not hurt.
No cops were injured in the incident. A Glock .9-mm semi-automatic handgun and a 12-inch kitchen knife were recovered at the scene.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.