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NYPD Fatally Shoots 86-Year-Old Gunman

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.

Sources: NBC New York, CBS News


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