Friday, June 7, 2013

Cop Kills Wife, Self With Shotgun

"QUEENS, NY — An off-duty NYPD officer fatally blasted his wife with a shotgun on their Queens street, then went inside and turned the weapon on himself in a horrific murder/suicide Wednesday, police sources and witnesses said.

"Sherlon Smikle, 33, blasted Lana Morris four times outside the family's Camden Avenue home in St. Albans around 7:35 p.m., sources and witnesses said. He then walked inside and took his own life with a single slug to the head.

"Law enforcement sources said Smikle, an eight-year veteran assigned to Brooklyn public housing, had recently had his police-issued weapon taken away.

"As Morris, 46, clung to life in the street, neighbors rushed to the aid of the school-safety agent, who was wearing her uniform.

"`There were shell casings all over the ground,` said Bernadette, 39, who didn't want to give her last name. `She was laying by the side of the curb.`

"Authorities rushed the woman to Queens General Hospital. She could not be saved. Neighbors said the couple has a child who is about 8 years old."

Source: NY Daily News...

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