BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The Village of Mamaroneck Police Department is trying to determine what led a Westchester County mother to kill her daughter and attacked two police officers with a kitchen knife. Official report states that the authorities were summoned to the same home the day before the attack in response to a domestic violence incident.
Westchester County Mother Ambushed Officer Searching House
Sergeant Sandra DiRuzza, one of the police officers involved in Saturday’s Mamaroneck incident and spokesperson, declared that the authorities are still trying to make heads or tails of what happened in the quiet Mamaroneck suburb.
According to the police report, on Saturday morning, a woman called 911 and told the emergency dispatcher that she needs immediate assistance as an unidentified person might be dying.
First responders searched the Chestnut Avenue house and discovered an unconscious 2-year-old girl. Life-saving maneuvers performed by police officers and paramedics failed. The child was declared dead at the scene.
Based on DiRuzza’s statement, while searching the home, several police officers were attacked by a woman, presumably the girl’s mother. The woman, who has yet to be identified, failed to comply with the officers’ commands.
DiRuzza declared that one of the arresting officers attempted to use a Taser in order to subdue the suspect. However, when the method failed, another officer opened fire and wounded the suspect.
The Westchester County mother was transported to the local hospital for emergency surgery. As for the officers attacked by the woman, they’ve received medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries.
DiRuzza noted that this wasn’t the first time police officers were summoned to the Chestnut Avenue house. One day before the incident occurred, someone dialed 911 to report a domestic violence incident.
The Mamaroneck Police Department spokesperson declined to offer additional details about the incident in question but said that the girl’s autopsy report will be shortly made available.
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