Retired NYPD cop and her boyfriend dead in Brooklyn in possible murder suicide
A retired NYPD cop and her boyfriend were found dead inside her Brooklyn home in a possible murder suicide, cops and family members said.
Cops arrived at the home on Beverly Rd. near E. 48th St. in East Flatbush at about 2:50 p.m. Friday to find Petlyn Job, 49, and her boyfriend, Alex Delone, 56, dead with gunshot wounds to their heads, said multiple sources.
Delone, 56, made a living buying cars from auctions and then reselling them, according to his brothers. He and Job had been dating for about 10 to 12 years, a source said.
It was not immediately clear whether Job or Delone opened fire.
Before her retirement, Job worked in the 84th Precinct, which covers downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and Boerum Hill. She left the force in 2021, said her former partner, Diana Torres, 50.
“I’m terribly sad. The whole 84 is saddened,” said Torres, who graduated from the police academy with Job. “She was a beautiful woman. She loved people, she served the city well.”
While on the force, Job and Torres worked closely with officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were executed in 2014 by a man who had serious grievances against cops, and aimed to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Job was a single mother and leaves behind a son, 24, and two daughters, ages 20 and 10, Torres said. “She did everything for those kids,” she said.
Torres said Job was still grieving the loss of her mother Patsy, who passed away last year.
On Friday night Delone’s grieving relatives gathered outside Job’s home.
“I can’t believe it. My brother was not a violent man. He would never use a gun,” Delone’s older brother Ernst Delone, 65, said. “When they had problems, he would just walk away and then she would come back to him over and over. She always came back.”
Delone emigrated from Haiti to the U.S. with his three brothers in search of “a better life,” his younger brother Peterson Delone said.
“I don’t know what happened. I’m heartbroken. We were always together. Every Sunday we had dinner at our mom’s house. It was a regular family gathering,” Peterson said, breaking down in tears. “My mother is 90. I haven’t told her. I don’t know how I’m going to tell her.”
Delone also had a twin brother, who took the news hard.
“They had to take my brother to the hospital. He lost his mind and we were afraid he was going to kill himself,” Peterson said of the twin.
The investigation remained underway Friday night.