September 30, 2007
An off-duty New York City police officer was found shot to death in her home... Her 27-year-old live-in fiancee, also a member of the NYPD, had called 911 to report the shooting... "He said he heard a shot and found his wife dead from a single gunshot wound"...
... investigators do not believe Garcia's death was a suicide......Garcia, 28, was assigned to the 77th Precinct in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
Policewoman shot dead on L.I. & NYPD beau eyed as killer
New York Daily News
BY ALISON GENDAR firstname.lastname@example.org,
JOE GOULD and CARRIE MELAGO
September 30, 2007
A Brooklyn cop was shot dead early yesterday in the Long Island home she shared with her boyfriend, a fellow NYPD officer... The brutal killing stunned friends of the young couple, who said Officers Sonia Garcia and Alexis Chaparro had planned to marry this spring...
Chaparro was questioned by cops for hours yesterday, but he stopped cooperatingabout 4 p.m. and was released... Chaparro, 27, a Police Academy instructor and boxer, called 911 to report the incident about 5:15 a.m.... Garcia's uncle Francisco Hernandez told Channel 11 through tears, "It's incredible that he'd do that. He's crazy.. The fiancé's a crazy guy." Garcia's daughters, Ashley, 11, and Joselin, 7, were staying with relatives at the time of the shooting...
COP GRILLED IN LOVER SLAY
VICTIM ALSO AN OFFICER
NEW YORK POST
By JAMES FANELLI, KIERAN CROWLEY
and LARRY CELONA email@example.com
September 30, 2007
An NYPD cop returning from work was shot dead in her new Long Island home yesterday, and
her police-officer fiancé was later led out of the house in handcuffsand grilled by police... Chaparro, a former Golden Gloves boxer who worked at the Police Academy and fought on the NYPD boxing team, said, "Why are you doing this? It hurts," as he was taken away in cuffs... he was released... "It is not a suicide," [Detective Lt. Jack] Fitzpatrick said. "We are now investigating all aspects of [Chaparro's] story. She didn't shoot herself"...
LI PROBERS HIT DEAD END IN COP'S SLAYReplyDelete
New York Post, NY - 9 hours ago
By LARRY CELONA, BRIGITTE WILLIAMS, LEONARDO BLAIR and SELIM ALGAR
October 1, 2007
Cops yesterday put the heat on the NYPD fiancé of a beloved officer found murdered in the Long Island home she shared with him, saying he is still a prime suspect in the slaying but admitting they don't have enough evidence to charge him, authorities said... After being grilled by probers for several hours Saturday, he refused to cooperate further and was released without being charged. Still, police sources who have ruled out suicide in Garcia's death said Chaparro remained a prime suspect in the brutal killing...
Cop's death leaves LI community in shock
BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO | firstname.lastname@example.org
...shock and despair continued to resonate from Long Island to Brooklyn, where the couple's extended family lives. Garcia leaves behind two young girls, ages 7 and 11. Cesario Garcia, the brother of Sonia Garcia's ex-husband, said the oldest girl already knows her mother is gone. The youngest does not yet understand. Their grandmother is taking care of them. "They are destroyed," Garcia said of the girls. "It gives me pain to see how the family is... Sonia was very, very humble," Cesario Garcia said yesterday... Chaparro's family declined to comment. In Brooklyn, Garcia's immediate family also declined to talk... "She didn't deserve to die like this," said one of Garcia's longtime neighbors in Brooklyn, Lydia Santiago. "She was a beautiful person."
B'KLYN COPS MOURN COLLEAGUE AND SEEK ARRESTReplyDelete
New York Post, NY
By MURRAY WEISS email@example.com
and CHRISTY SMITH
October 2, 2007
[Excerpts] Brooklyn cops yesterday mourned slain fellow Officer Sonia Garcia - erecting a poignant memorial to her inside their Bedford-Stuyvesant station house - even as they grew impatient for an arrest in the troubling case... "What can they do?" said frustrated Officer Sean Jones outside the 77th Precinct station house yesterday, adding he believed city cops are now being "kept in the dark." Garcia's wake will be today and Wednesday at Ponce Funeral home in Brooklyn; her funeral will be Thursday at Blessed Sacrament on Euclid Avenue, also in Brooklyn. Inside the station house, fellow officers put up a memorial to Garcia with a basket full of flowers on her desk and a portrait of the slain cop in uniform... "Everyone loved Sonia. She was an outstanding officer, an outstanding mother. She was loved by her fellow police officers"... http://www.nypost.com/seven/10022007/news/regionalnews/bklyn_cops_mourn_colleague_and.htm