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.