NYPD sergeant shoots wife’s personal trainer
Off-duty cop assigned to 103rd Precinct fi res weapon during dispute at his Long Island home
BY TODD MAISEL
An off-duty, 34-year-old NYPD sergeant assigned
to a Queens precinct allegedly shot his
wife’s personal trainer during a dispute at the
sergeant’s Seaford, Long Island, home early Saturday
morning, law enforcement sources said.
The sergeant, identified in published reports
as Justin Ellis of the 103rd Precinct, has yet to
be charged at this time, according to the Nassau
County District Attorney’s office.
Police officials now say Ellis is on modified
status, pending further departmental investigation
of the shooting.
Ellis came home just after midnight to find
the 29-year-old personal trainer, whose name has
not been provided, inside the home, according to
police and sources.
Police officials could not comment on the record
on what transpired next, but according to
published reports, the personal trainer became
embroiled in a dispute with Ellis.
The trainer went to his vehicle to get a bat, returned
to the home and was shot in the confrontation.
The man was taken to a local hospital, but was
later released with a minor wound, police said.
Published reports say the man’s attorney has
disputed the Nassau police account and says he
was not wielding a bat but was with the sergeant’s
wife in the home. Photo via Shutterstock
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