OZONE PARK, Queens (PIX11) — A 51-year-old mother of an NYPD officer was pronounced dead at her Queens residence Wednesday afternoon after a shooting, police said.
The report came in about 2:26 p.m. Police said they responded to the home on 109th Avenue and found Anna Torres shot multiple times.
Torres was shot after a man knocked on her door, Commanding Officer Jerry O’Sullivan said. He fired at least three times, striking her twice.
An hour later, the same man drove to the 106th Precinct and laid down a handgun on the sidewalk. He was then handcuffed and taken into custody, O’Sullivan said.
O’Sullivan identified the suspect as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzai. He will be charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
O’Sullivan said Torres’ murder had nothing to do with her son’s profession, but Canzai’s motive for allegedly killing Torres is still unknown.
Police are working to determine what the relationship is between Torres and Canzai. An investigation is ongoing.