An off-duty New York corrections officer is facing murder, kidnapping and other charges after a Wednesday shooting rampage on Long Island that killed her estranged girlfriend and a relative. Forty-three-year-old Kim Wolfe is due today in a Long Island court.
The Nassau County corrections officer allegedly snapped after dropping food off to her ex-girlfriend, reports The New York Post.
"Officials said the lovelorn veteran jail guard, Kim Wolfe, 43, was trying to reconcile with her ex, Stacie Williams, 45, at around 1:30 a.m. when she opened fire on the nurse's aide outside the main entrance to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Cops said Wolfe lured the divorced Williams, who worked in the maternity ward, outside with food from McDonalds. Thirty minutes later, the nurse's aide was found lifeless on the ground. 'How could she do this to my mother?' said one of Williams' sons, Barry King, 26. 'I'm still expecting her to come back home.'
"Armed with a 9mm handgun and insurance papers, Wolfe then drove to a Hempstead home, where she woke her relatives and confessed to her crime, police said. Amid thoughts of suicide, she started fighting with her 88-year-old grandfather over her beneficiary arrangements. At some point, she grabbed her 23-year-old niece, Mary, at gunpoint. When her uncle tried to intervene, Wolfe shot him. She also allegedly shot her grandfather in the process.
Compounding to the anguish: One of Stacie Williams' three sons was struck by a car as he ran across Hempstead Turnpike in a desperate dash to reach his dying mother's side.
A Nassau County homicide detective confirmed that Wolfe and Williams had a romantic relationship. But friends and family members paint a different story, describing her as "intensely jealous" and recently started turning up unannounced at the hospital."
Authorities are investigating whether the weapon used in the attacks was issued by the Nassau County Correction Department.