Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots 2, 1 Fatally, Kills Herself

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
November 16, 2022New York
Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots 2, 1 Fatally, Kills Herself
Police tape lines a crime scene in Rochester, N.Y., in a file photo. (Joshua Rashaad McFadden/Getty Images)

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—An off-duty police officer in western New York state shot a woman to death, wounded another woman and then killed herself during a domestic dispute, police said.

The shootings happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday at a home in Rochester, police said. Police Officer Tiffani Gatson of the city of Greece, a Rochester suburb, shot 27-year-year-old Angely Solis and a second woman and then turned the gun on herself, Lt. Greg Bello of the Rochester police said.

Solis was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Gatson, 29, was taken to a hospital, where she died. The remaining victim was being treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds that police said were not life-threatening.

While Bello said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute, he did not provide details.

Greece Police Chief Michael Wood said in a statement that he wanted to express his department’s “collective sorrow and grief.” Wood said his agency would cooperate with the Rochester department and the state attorney general’s office in the investigation into the shooting.

By law, the New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation must assess all deaths caused by law enforcement officers. The office said preliminary findings indicate that a 9 mm handgun recovered at the scene was not Gatson’s service weapon.

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