This is an extremely sad case. However, it is not the first of its kind. And it could have been worse for law enforcement.
Shawn Bryan, 35,was a State of New York corrections officer who served at the Rikers Island jail complex. On June 4, 2012, a judge issued a restraining order against Bryan at the request of Bryan’s ex-girlfriend. Bryan showed up at the Springfield, MA apartment that same day and created a disturbance. Officer Kevin Ambrose responded. When the officer agreed to stand by and allow the suspect to enter the residence to retrieve personal belongings, Bryan suddenly pushed his ex-girlfriend inside, leaving the officer outside the apartment.
When Officer Ambrose tried to force entry to intervene in what had become a domestic, Bryan used his duty weapon to shoot the officer through the front door. He then shot his ex-girlfriend multiple times while she held their 11-month old baby in her arms. Bryan fled the apartment and committed suicide in the parking lot a short time later. The property in question was a television purchased when the two were living together. The ex-girlfriend survived and the baby was unharmed, but Officer Ambrose was killed trying to protect them.
In the Boynton Beach case, the couple were in dispute over bedroom furniture. Don't mistake this situation for a simple disagreement about everyday objects worth just money; there is a symbolism here. Deputy DeMarco had filed a lawsuit over the property. Solano had told others that he was extremely angry about the idea "that another man would sleep on a mattress he had purchased." This kind of romantic obsession with a former lover can lead to deadly outcomes.
Sadly, the officer in this case was completely consumed with his obsession. It destroyed him. He was unwilling to let her live and unwilling to live if he could not have her. It is a sad case, but it could have been worse for law enforcement.
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