Susan Muller, 54, was shot and killed by the police of New York Monday.
A woman who was shot and killed by New York City cops after she ran at them with a knife moments after the report of an intruder, had a “history of calls” for assistance to the authorities, the officials said.
Susan Muller, 54, was shot and killed Monday after calling 911 at around 5:30 pm to report an intruder in her house in the part of Queens in long island city. Muller told four officers on the scene, she was the 911 caller, and claimed that there was someone there with a knife in her house.
As the officers walked into her home, Muller suddenly she turned with a 10-inch knife, police said. She was shot three times when she ignored the police commands to put down the knife.
A woman in the Queens borough of New York City was fatally shot on Monday night after police claim they “turned” on two officers with a 10-inch knife.
(New York Police Department)
Muller was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said there was a “history of calls” made by the police to Muller’s house in Queens. At least nine calls for help were made between August 2000 and the day of the shooting, Newsday reported. Two of the conversations about an emotionally disturbed person, while others were related to poisoning, domestic affairs and an animal, according to the report.
Muller was taken to the hospital in Sept. 9 after police were called to the Queens home about an emotionally disturbed person.
Ed Rogers, Muller’s friend, told ABC7NY the 54-year-old suffered from alcoholism and delusions. He said that he was not at home at the time of the fatal shooting and was dropped Muller off about a half-hour earlier.
“I remember her as a very caring and kind person and I could not see her on the volatile with the police, but I was not at home when it happened,” Rogers, a retired POLICE sergeant, told the news station.
Kevin Tang, Muller’s neighbor, said he heard screaming from the house.
“They did keep to themselves, but she has not the sound itself,” Tang recalled. “Not the kind of people you would want living next door.”
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