NEW YORK, N.Y. – A tragic incident unfolded in a suburban New York home, where a police sergeant is suspected of fatally shooting his wife and two sons before taking his own life. The bodies of the husband, wife, and their two sons, aged 10 and 12, were discovered by authorities in what is being described as a murder-suicide.
The sergeant, identified as Watson Morgan of the Bronxville Police Department, allegedly carried out the shootings before failing to report for his scheduled shift. The family was found in their New City residence, located in the outskirts of New York City. The Clarkstown Police Department reported that Morgan inflicts gunshot wounds on his wife and children before turning the firearm on himself.
A handgun was recovered from the scene, and it was revealed that Morgan had been serving in law enforcement for over two decades, initially with the New York Police Department before transitioning to the Bronxville Police Department, where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2016. The Bronxville Police Chief, Christopher Satriale, expressed the department’s deep sorrow over the “senseless loss of innocent lives,” extending their condolences to Morgan’s family and colleagues.
The tragic event has left the community reeling from the devastating loss, prompting an outpouring of support for the family and the police department affected by the incident. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking event continues as authorities work to piece together the details of the tragedy.
In a suburb of New York City, a police sergeant is believed to have fatally shot his wife and two sons before taking his own life in what authorities are describing as a murder-suicide. The tragedy has left the community and the law enforcement department devastated, as they come to terms with the incomprehensible loss. The investigation is ongoing, as officials seek to understand the events that led to this heartbreaking outcome. The family and colleagues of the sergeant are left to grapple with the aftermath of this devastating incident.