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Thursday, January 31, 2008

[NJ] Officer Vazquez's wife Chernay fires gun during domestic

Cop's wife charged in shooting
Vineland Daily Journal, NJ
MILLVILLE - The wife of an off-duty police officer was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly firing a shot from the officer's service weapon during a domestic dispute. Chernay Vazquez, 31, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. She was held on $20,000 bail... Lt. Franklin Jones, who is in charge of jail admissions, said Vasquez was still incarcerated at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Marvin Vazquez, 25, graduated from the police academy six weeks ago... All police departments require officers to immediately report any event when a service weapon is fired, and Vazquez apparently did not comply with that regulation. "This individual has been suspended without pay pending the final outcome of the investigation," said Commissioner David Vanaman, the city's public safety director. "We take this situation very seriously, and the matter will be fully investigated"... Chernay Vasquez allegedly fired one shot from the officer's .40 caliber handgun. Her husband was in the room at the time but may not have seen her actually fire the gun. The bullet went through a window and lodged in a house next door. No one was injured... "She indicated it was an accidental discharge"... Police learned about the shooting "in a roundabout way" around 2:30 a.m., according to [Chief Tom] Riley, who declined to say how the shooting came to light.

1 comment:

  1. For the record - just because I title these, doesn't mean I beLIEVE it!


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