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Mother of NYPD officer fatally shot at home, firearm recovered


Kerry Burke

New York Daily News

A woman was fatally shot inside a Queens home Wednesday afternoon.

Anna Torres, 51, was shot in the head in a house on 109th Avenue near 96th St. in Ozone Park just before 2:30 p.m., cops said. Medics declared her dead at the scene.

Cops were initially looking for a light-skinned man who fled the house in a black Chevrolet Traverse normally driven by Torres.

The alleged shooter soon surrendered at the 106th Precinct stationhouse, cop sources said. Police have recovered a firearm, cops said.

Torres’ son, an NYPD officer, spoke to her over on the phone about 20 minutes before the killing, and ended the conversation by saying he loved her, sources familiar with the family said. He got a frantic phone call soon after letting him know his mother was shot.

One neighbor, who didn’t give her name, said she saw Torres and the suspect arguing over the weekend.

“They were in the yard. He was screaming, ‘Who touched my stuff? I’m going to kill you!” the neighbor said.

The shooting happened roughly 12 hours after a woman was shot and critically wounded in the lobby of a Brooklyn apartment building. The victim, who was shot about 2:35 a.m. on Sterling Place at Rochester Ave. in Crown Heights, was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.

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