An off-duty police officer in western New York killed a woman and injured another before committing suicide during a domestic dispute. officials said.
Police said the shooting occurred at his Rochester home shortly before 7:30 pm on Monday. Police officer Tiffany Gatson of the City of Greece outside Rochester pointed a gun at herself after shooting 27-year-old Angelie Solis and a second woman, said Rochester Police Lieutenant Greg Bello.
Police said Solis was pronounced dead at the scene. Gatson, 29, was taken to hospital, where he died. The remaining victims were being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds that police said were not life-threatening.
Bello said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, but did not provide further details.
Gatson has been a police officer with the department since September 2018 and was recently assigned to road patrol working the afternoon shift, the department said. statement.
Greek Police Chief Michael Wood said in a statement that he wanted to express the “collective grief and grief” of his police department. He said he would cooperate with the president’s office.
By law, the New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigations must evaluate all deaths by law enforcement officers. office said Preliminary findings indicate that the Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun recovered at the scene was not Gatson’s military weapon.
“Unfortunately, we’ve seen these types of incidents happen too often and struggle to find a solution afterward,” police said in a statement. If it does, the repercussions will be across law enforcement, across our community, from those who have lost loved ones to others, it is simply devastating and so many people are hurting right now .