Sunday, April 12, 2009
Retired Cop Shoots At Off Duty Po. Then Kills Himself
WEST BABYLON, N.Y.---- A retired New York City police officer shot an off-duty officer he suspected was having an affair with his police officer wife, then killed himself in the driveway of his suburban home, police said Saturday.
Cecil Ramsay, 51, shot himself in the head after firing at a car carrying his wife and a friend, both off-duty NYPD officers, Suffolk County police said.
He shot Officer Edwin Chittick in the hand after accusing him "of seeing his wife," said Suffolk County Police Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick.
"It's our understanding that that is not the case. They're just acquaintances," Fitzpatrick said.
Ramsay fired at least three times at the Mercedes-Benz as his wife, Dady Belfort, drove away with a wounded Chittick, Fitzpatrick said.
He then put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger in front of several construction workers doing work on his home, Fitzpatrick said.
A Mercedes-Benz registered to the address of the West Babylon home -- its driver and passenger seats smeared with blood -- was on the grounds of a Long Island hospital for several hours Saturday.
Ramsay had been ill with heart problems and was awaiting a heart transplant, Fitzpatrick said.
No person is worth killing yourself or hurting another