Police: Off-duty NYPD officer fatally shot wife's lover with service weapon

Police say the victim, 20-year-old Edward Wilkins, from Wurtsboro, was shot multiple times by Sean Armstead's service weapon.

Blaise Gomez

May 13, 2022, 2:58 PM

Updated 793 days ago

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Authorities released new information Friday in an apparent Mother's Day murder-suicide in Wallkill involving an off-duty NYPD officer.
Police say the victim, 20-year-old Edward Wilkins, from Wurtsboro, was shot multiple times by Sean Armstead's service weapon. Armstead followed his wife and the victim to a hotel in Wallkill Sunday.
Photo of Wilkins provided by his mother.
Police say the off-duty officer rear-ended Wilkin's car on Route 211 and opened fire as the victim ran for help toward Buffalo Wild Wings.
Both were found deceased in the parking lot.


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