Police investigating apparent murder suicide involving retired NYPD officer in Brooklyn

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Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Recently retired NYPD Officer Petlyn Job was found dead in her East Flatbush, Brooklyn home, along with her longtime boyfriend Alex Delone. Josh Einiger has the developing story.

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are investigating an apparent murder suicide involving a retired NYPD officer in Brooklyn.

Officers responded to the scene at 4722 Beverly Road in East Flatbush just before 2 p.m.

Recently retired NYPD Officer Petlyn Job was found dead in her home, along with her longtime boyfriend Alex Delone.

Both were found with gunshot wounds to the chest. A weapon was recovered at the scene of the shootings.

Police haven't said who they believe shot whom.

"I know for sure my brother would never use a gun," Alex Delone's brother Ernst Delone said. "He's not the type of person, he's a very quiet guy even if we had an issue with her, he would always walk away."

Delone, 52, made a living selling cars at auction, while Job, 49, spent her entire 20-year career at the 84th Precinct in Downtown Brooklyn, and retired in 2021.

Diana Torres, Job's former partner, tried to understand what could have happened.

"If I had to explain the situation, the person I knew Petlyn to be, I would see her as the victim," Petlyn's former NYPD partner Diana Torres said.

Torres said Job and Delone had relationship issues, but never involved violence.

On the job, Torres said her partner was an exemplary officer and a role model who lived a life of service.

"She was an extraordinary police officer," she said. "She was strong, she wasn't afraid to do her job, she helped everyone, if she knew there was a homeless or hungry person in the street, she would stop the police car and say, 'do you need something to eat?' We were always looking out for people in the street."

It's not yet clear why this tragedy happened, but it's a tragedy for both families and for the entire 84th Precinct.

Officer Job had three kids, two in their 20s and one that was just 10 years old.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. Free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are not on your own.

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