(MAHOPAC, N.Y.) — A 50-year-old upstate New York woman won’t be charged in the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend after police determined he had broken into her home early Saturday while carrying a gun.
The woman also suffered a non-life-threatening bullet wound to her leg.
Police say they were first called to the home in Mahopac by the woman, who told them her former boyfriend was breaking in. At the same time, they also got a call from a tenant in the same house who said the intruder was holding a gun.
By the time Carmel Police arrived, the woman was wounded and her old boyfriend was dead from a gunshot wound. It’s believed she wrestled the gun away from him, shot the man and may have also accidentally shot herself in the leg.
The names of the woman and dead man were not made public.
However, Carmel Police Chief Michael Cazzari stressed, “She was defending herself after someone broke into her house. She was the victim.”
The woman works as a director at a cardiology research center at a New York City hospital. She also had a 23-year-old-son who died earlier this year.
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