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NYPD cop’s mom is killed in daytime ambush after opening the door to her Queens home

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NYPD cop’s mom, 51, is fatally shot in the head in daytime ambush when she answered the door of her Queens home: Suspect surrendered to police just an hour later

  • Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday when she answered her door
  • The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani, the Post said
  • It was not immediately clear what the suspect’s relationship with Torres was
  • Cops said he fled the scene, but turned himself in at the precinct an hour later
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The mother of an NYPD officer has died after being shot in the head in a brazen daytime ambush when she answered the door to her Queens home.

Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday by a suspect who cops said has since surrendered himself into custody, having initially fled the scene.

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The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani according to the New York Post. It was not immediately clear what his relationship with Torres was.

Cops said the mother answered the door at her home at around 2.30 p.m. in Queens’ Ozone Park neighborhood. They said the suspect fired three shots – two of which hit Torres, with one striking her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers said the suspect then fled in a black Chevrolet, before pulling up outside the NYPD’s 106th Precinct in the same vehicle at 3.30 p.m. – around an hour after the shooting – to hand himself in.

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The mother of an NYPD officer has died after being shot in the head in a daytime ambush when she answered the door to her Queens home. Pictured: The home of Anna Torres, 51, is shown in Queens taped off by yellow police tape

The mother of an NYPD officer has died after being shot in the head in a daytime ambush when she answered the door to her Queens home. Pictured: The home of Anna Torres, 51, is shown in Queens taped off by yellow police tape

Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday by a suspect who cops said has since surrendered, having initially fled the scene. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: An ambulance is seen outside of her home on Wednesday

Anna Torres, 51, was shot twice on Wednesday by a suspect who cops said has since surrendered, having initially fled the scene. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Pictured: An ambulance is seen outside of her home on Wednesday

The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani according to the New York Post . It was not immediately clear what his relationship with Torres was

The suspect has been named as 41-year-old Giuseppe Canzani according to the New York Post . It was not immediately clear what his relationship with Torres was

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NYPD Deputy Chief Jerry O’Sullivan told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday night that two of Torres’ relatives were inside at the time of the shooting.

He did not say who the two relative were.

According to O’Sullivan, when Canzani surrendered he got out of his car and placed a 45-caliber silver firearm on the sidewalk outside the precinct, before being arrested by two NYPD officers without incident.

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The deputy chief said the suspected shooter would be charged with murder and the criminal possession of a weapon.

Officials did not announce any suspected motive behind the killing when they announced Canzani’s arrest.

It is understood they are investigating whether he knew Torres, whose son is a police officer, but said there was ‘no reason to believe that this incident occurred because of his employment with the police department.’

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