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Vincentian cop kills boyfriend, baby son, self

Vincentian cop kills boyfriend, baby son, self

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Tue Apr 16, 2013

A Vincentian woman is said to have been involved in an apparent double murder-suicide yesterday in Brooklyn, New York.{{more}}

Police say New York City police officer Rosette Samuel, 43, shot her 1-year-old son, the baby’s father and then herself at her home Monday morning.

The Associated Press reports that the bodies were discovered after Samuel’s 19-year-old son, who was sleeping in his bedroom, heard an argument between the two adults and saw his mother with a gun, said chief police spokesman Paul Browne.

The young man escaped through a window and called 911, but by the time police arrived moments later, the three others were dead, Browne said.

The body of the 33-year-old father, Dason Peters, was found in the entry of the first-floor apartment on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, authorities said. The bodies of Samuel and her baby boy, Dylan, were found face up on the bed in her bedroom.

The officer and baby were apparently shot in the chest. It’s not clear where Peters was struck, or how many rounds were fired. The teenager, Dondre Samuel, who is the officer’s son from a previous relationship, was uninjured, the AP reported.

It was unclear what prompted the dispute. No note was found, and there was nothing in her police records to indicate she had been troubled, authorities said.

Samuel joined the New York Police Department in 2000 and was most recently assigned to a precinct in Queens, the AP reported.

Samuel, who sources indicate is originally from Vermont, here St Vincent and the Grenadines, is said to be the sister of Shorn Samuel, who, on May 31, 2012, was convicted of the manslaughter of 21-year-old Stacy Wilson.

Wilson was beheaded in Kingstown on December 11, 2006.

Shorn was sentenced to life imprisonment after psychiatric experts found that he had an abnormality of the mind, which substantially diminished his responsibility for the offence.

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