By Karen Frantz
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said an apparent murder-suicide involving a female police officer was a “terrible tragedy” Wednesday.
The 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 Monday morning, the New York Post reported.
Kelly said that the officer had received a note that upset her over the weekend and she and her boyfriend ahad apparently been arguing.
Police identified the boyfriend as Dason Peters, 33, and the couple’s son as Dylan Peters, 1.
The Post said Samuel was a 13-year NYPD veteran, and that the shootings took place in a Brooklyn apartment she shared with Peters.
Samuel 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.
The Associated Press reported that Samuel’s 19-year-old son, Dondre Samuel, had heard his mother and Peters arguing and saw Saumel with a gun. He jumped out a window and called 911 but when police arrived they found the three dead, the AP said.
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