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Plainclothes N.Y. Cop Killed by Friendly Fire

March 13, 2011  | 


Screenshot via New York Daily News.

A Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer was accidentally shot by an MTA officer who mistook him for a suspect during a barricade incident, reports the New York Daily News.

The incident began with a 911 call to Nassau County Police that a man was slashing cars in Massapequa Park with an 8-inch chef's knife. Officers confronted Anthony DiGeronimo, 21, near his home, and then he ran inside and barricaded himself in a rear bedroom.

When officers confronted him in the home, DiGeronimo lunged at them with the blade, forcing them to fatally shoot him. DiGeronimo was a satanist who had multiple knives in his hands and strapped to his body at the time of the shooting.

Nassau Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf responded as a special operations officer and entered the home with his weapon drawn. An MTA officer identified as Glenn Gentile then shot the officer in the face.

On Monday, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano postponed his annual state of the county address due to the shooting, reports the Long Island Press.

Read the full story at NYDailyNews.com.

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Mike @ 3/14/2011 7:26 PM

Please don't blame his actions on the fact that he's a Satanist. Religion should not even be mentioned in this article. A christian can do the exact same thing as can a Jew, A Hindu, A Muslim or a person of any other religious denomination

Michael @ 3/15/2011 1:30 AM

Well, I am a Christian and I don't run around dressing in all black clothes waving a large knife around at people and cops. Yes, I do blame the fact that he is a Satanist, I do believe that was the cause of his strange and dangerous behavior. The Devil has a strong hold on people that follow him and worship him as an idol. I have dealt with Satanist and people dealing in Black Magic etc....it's all the works of the devil. Satan will take over these peoples minds and lead their souls down a destructive path that they will never come back from.Yes sir, these are the works of the Satanist and alot of society are becoming more vocal about these groups. I do believe because of this guys actions, it cost a fellow officer his life, no matter how it occurred. I am not afraid to deal with these people because I am saved by the Blood of Jesus and have accepted him has my lord and savior. I hope you have the same. I will pray for my fallen officer and for the MTA officer who I know must be very confused and depressed over this. God Bless My Fellow LEO.

kc @ 7/29/2011 2:50 AM

Satanist, Veteran law enforcment or Bozo the clown...This is, as is all tradgedy, sad for all involved. The satanist has a mother, the victim has a family and the other victim has a conscience that he has to deal with for his remaining days. Until you walk in the shoes, do not act like you know how they feel.

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