Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Double Protection Orders Couldn't Stop Killer

"WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — A man shot his girlfriend to death, and then fired at cops before he killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington Heights early this morning, law-enforcement sources said.

"Police were trying to enter the locked apartment building on Audubon Avenue, near West 174th Street, after a 911 call for gunshots in a residence about 1:20 a.m., when Sergio Azcona, 29, allegedly fired his handgun at them, then fled inside the building, law-enforcement sources said. No officers were hit.

"When Emergency Service Unit officers arrived and forced open the door, cops found Azcona on the first floor, with a gunshot wound to his head, sources said. EMS rushed him to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition, but he died at 7:30 a.m., law-enforcement sources said. His weapon was recovered from the scene.

"Cops then found a 26-year-old woman, whose name was withheld pending family notification, shot in the head in Azcona’s fourth-floor apartment, where gunshots had been heard, sources said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The victim had previously secured two orders of protection against Azcona, law enforcement sources said."

From the New York Post...

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