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Astoria man, 86, shot dead by police; man was armed, cops say
An 86-year-old Queens man was shot and killed by police officers responding to a 911 call by a male claiming to have shot his daughter and a dog Saturday, a police source said.
Carolann Matyka, the man's daughter who had been shot in the head, was found in the kitchen of the Astoria home.
Matyka, 65, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where she died at 3:45 p.m., the NYPD said in a statement.
Her father, Jack Calvello, was taken from the 31-28 38th St. residence to Mount Sinai Queens hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The uniformed sergeant and police officer who answered an emergency call about a family dispute at 11:16 a.m. were met by a man carrying a shotgun, police said.
"The officers instructed the male to drop the weapon, the male then turned in the direction of the officers and the police officer discharged his weapon one time, striking the male in the torso," police said in a statement.
The police had yet to determine if the octogenarian who was killed placed the 911 call.
The officers were being treated at New York Hospital Queens for trauma. They were in stable condition, police said.
A loaded 12-gauge shotgun was removed from the crime scene.
A small dog with a neck wound was being treated at the ASPCA hospital in Manhattan, according to police. Tentatively described as a Yorkie, the dog is expected to survive.
The NYPD said the investigation into the deadly shootings would continue.