Queens police officer kills child, boyfriend in apparent murder-suicide: Post

A body is removed from the Brooklyn home of a police officer, who the New York Post reported fatally shot her son and boyfriend before apparently killing herself. AP Photo/Louis Lanzano
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A female police officer, who worked at the 108th Precinct in Long Island City, is believed to have shot and killed her young son and her boyfriend, before taking her own life in an apparent murder suicide Monday morning, the New York Post reported.

The off-duty officer, identified by the paper as 13-year NYPD veteran Rosette Samuel, fatally shot her boyfriend and 1-year-old son in their Brooklyn apartment and then appeared to have shot herself in the chest, the Post said.

The Post reported that police found Samuel’s boyfriend dead in the front doorway and Samuel’s and the child’s bodies were discovered on the bed.

Reach reporter Karen Frantz by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

Updated 4:10 pm, April 15, 2013
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eli from queens says:
The commisionar has probably thought maybe a couple of our guys will kill themselves. This is why NYPD need to implement psycological help for their employees. Commisionar Kelly, do you know how many of your men and women need psycological help? You don't know because they are afraid to lose their livelihood. Cops are human too but recently how many cops hurt and kill innocent people. Was it normal to shoot more than 50 bullets at Sean Bell? Do you think what your troops did to luima was justified and normal? NYPD is a danger to society and they need training anf psycological help.
April 16, 2013, 9:23 am

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