Greece Police Department officer Tiffani Gaston, 29, reportedly committed suicide after shooting two women in New York, one of which died and the other was severely injured but is expected to survive. On November 14, Gaston shot herself after killing 27-year-old Angely Solis and shooting her unidentified housemate multiple times. Reports explained the incident as a domestic dispute.
According to WHEC and ABC 13, other officers responded to the scene of the shooting at Costar Street and Saratoga Avenue just after 7 PM. Gaston was off-duty and pronounced her dead upon arrival at the hospital, Solis dead at the scene, and the unidentified final victim– injured but alive. The two victims were shot with a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun found at the location.
Solis’ neighbor told police that she heard the women pleading for their lives and Solis, a mother, begging for her children to be spared before the gunshots were fired. The incident was said to have occurred outside the front yard of the victim’s New York home.
“I just wish that I could’ve did something,” an anonymous witness said regretfully. “But I couldn’t do anything. She wanted her just not to do it. Just to stop. She already shot her once.”
Others who knew the mother described her as a loving mother.
“She was a standup mom, a very standup mom. I would always see her sons behind her carrying her groceries in for her. The kids were mannered. She was just a family person.” Another said, “She looked into my eyes and said, ‘Please go get my kids,'” one neighbor said. “And I tried to make that step to do that, and I couldn’t because the person was there and made it clear, ‘This doesn’t have anything to do with you, so back up.’ And I just seen her fighting for her life and didn’t want us to leave, and she lost her life right in front of us and was begging us to help her.”
According to outlet reports, the investigation into the deaths is underway. Gaston was hired by the force back in 2019 as the first female Black officer in the Greece Police Department.