Deadly Brooklyn shooting involving retired officer appears to be murder-suicide: cops

Man grieves at deadly Brooklyn double shooting
A neighbor grieves after a man and woman were killed in a Brooklyn shooting on Feb. 3, 2023 being investigated as a murder-suicide involving a retired cop.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Two people in Brooklyn, including a retired police officer, were found shot to death inside a home in an apparent murder-suicide on Friday afternoon, police reported.

Officers from the 67th Precinct made the horrific discovery at about 1:52 p.m. on Feb. 3 at a home on the 4700 block of Beverly Road in East Flatbush.

Police said that a 49-year-old woman — a retired police officer, identified in published reports as Petlyn Job — and a 52-year-old man believed to be her boyfriend, identified as Alex Delone, were both found fatally shot on a bed inside the location.

Delone sustained a gunshot wound to his head, while Job sustained a bullet wound under her jaw. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene; the investigation into their deaths remain ongoing.

A firearm was recovered at the crime scene, police sources said. It’s not clear, at this point, who shot whom, authorities noted.

Detectives at deadly double Brooklyn shooting
Detectives at the Beverly Road home where a man and woman were shot dead on Feb. 3, 2023.Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

On the block, distraught neighbors expressed shock over the incident. One man was heard crying out, “I can’t believe she’s gone.”

No perpetrators have been identified in the preliminary investigation, police sources said.