NYPD officer behind apparent double murder-suicide identified as 43-year-old Rosette Samuel

Police say an off-duty NYPD officer shot her boyfriend, turned the gun on her 1-year-old son and then shot herself in an apparent double murder-suicide

Police say an officer shot her boyfriend, her

Police say an officer shot her boyfriend, her 1-year-old son and then shot herself.

EAST FLATBUSH - Police say an off-duty NYPD officer shot her boyfriend, turned the gun on her 1-year-old son and then shot herself in an apparent double murder-suicide in East Flatbush.

The three bodies were discovered Monday at the officer's home on East 56th Street. Authorities say the officer's 19-year-old son woke up to the sound of an argument and saw his mother with a gun. He escaped through a window and called 911. The teenager was not hurt.

The officer was identified by family and property records as 43-year-old Rosette Samuel. She joined the force in 2000. Police say nothing in her records indicated she was troubled.

Chief police spokesman Paul Browne says the boyfriend, 33-year-old Dason Peters, was found in the entry of the first-floor apartment. The bodies of the officer and her baby boy, Dylan, were found face-up on the bed.

Samuel was most recently assigned to work in Queens. Police are investigating what prompted the dispute.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

 

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