An NYPD officer fatally shot an 86-year-old Queens man Saturday after he turned towards officers with a 12-gauge shotgun in his hands.
Police responded to the Astoria home of Jack Calvello, who called 911 Saturday to report he had fatally shot his daughter.
An officer shot Calvello once in the torso at 11:16 a.m. and he was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.
"Right when I passed his house all I heard was five gunshots...and I just got on the floor and I kneeled because I didn't wanna get shot too," said neighbor Dean Rocco.
He said he heard an officer repeatedly instruct Calvello to put his gun down.
"The cop was telling him, 'Put down the gun, put down the gun,'" Rocco said. "I guess he didn't wanna put down the gun."
Calvello’s 65-year-old daughter, Carolanna Matyka, was found in Calvello’s kitchen with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 3:45 p.m.
There was an injured dog inside the home that authorities believe sustained gunshot wounds. The animal is expected to make a full recovery.
A 76-year-old Dallas man was convicted of capital murder on Thursday in the shooting deaths of his two neighbors.
Chung Kim was feuding with his upstairs neighbors Michelle Jackson, 31, and her boyfriend Jamie Stafford, 31. Kim claims the couple allowed their dog to relieve himself on the balcony of their apartment, causing feces and urine to drip down on his balcony when they would wash it.
A jury found Chung guilty of fatally shooting Jackson as she stood out on her balcony in December 2012, and then running upstairs to her residence to shot and kill Stafford.
After his arrest, Kim said he shot the Stafford out of self-defense and could remember shooting Jackson because he blacked out.
Kim is facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
A 64-year-old man in Australia attempted to steal a woman’s car at knifepoint on Saturday, but he failed to flee the scene quick enough. The man allegedly took too much time loading his walker and groceries into the vehicle.
The senior from Queensland approached a 22-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Kmart and held her up with a knife he had just bought in the store, Geelong Senior-Constable Paul Mitchell told the Geelong Advertiser.
The woman quickly called the police, and officers arrived before the elderly man had time to take off in her car.
Mitchell called it "the most bizarre incident" he saw in all his years on the job.
The senior is set to appear in court today.
The young woman he robbed was unharmed, and all her belongings were recovered undamaged.