Police Lieutenant Kills Wife, Then Himself – Daughter Dials 911, New York

An off-duty New York City police lieutenant fatally shot his wife and then himself, the police on Long Island said Monday evening.

Police officials in Suffolk County said the couple’s daughter dialed 911 shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday and said that her father had just shot her mother.

Officers responding to the family’s home here found the body of the woman, Elena Cole, 46, in an upstairs bedroom.

The police said she had been shot and stabbed by her husband, Lt. Francis Cole, 48. He was taken to a nearby hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and later died, the police said.

A New York Department spokeswoman said Lieutenant Cole joined the department in April 1990, and had been assigned to the 68th Precinct in Brooklyn.

Story taken from www.NYTimes.com

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