New York (AP) – An off-duty police sergeant was arrested for shooting the mother of his child.
Jose Guerrero, a 16-year veteran of the New York Police Department, is accused of shooting the 39-year-old woman in the neck during a domestic dispute. The woman was taken to an emergency room in Yonkers.
Guerrero is reported to have fired his weapon, striking the woman, while at his apartment on Warburton Avenue. He works in the 45th Precinct and was arrested Thursday.
The woman was treated and released from St. John’s Hospital with a wound to her neck. She told police that her and Sergeant Guerrero had fighting before she stumbled into the hospital bleeding.
Geuerrero is also known by the News as the ‘karate cop’, after being featured in the publication for founding a dojo in Yonkers for local kids.
Geuerrero has been suspended without pay.