April 12, 2014 By Christian Murray
An 86-year-old man was fatally shot by the police at his Astoria home this morning after he refused to drop his 12-gauge shotgun.
The man, whose name has yet to be released, had allegedly shot his daughter and his dog before police arrived on the scene before noon Saturday.
The police went to the octogenarian’s 31-28 38th Street home after a 911 call came in at 11:16 a.m.
The caller said he had shot his daughter.
Police say officers found the man wielding a shotgun. They said he refused an order to drop his weapon.
Police say the man pointed his gun at the officers and one of the officers shot him.
The 86-year-old gunman was pronounced dead at a Mount Sinai Queens Hospital.
His 65-year-old daughter was found inside the house with a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she died at 3:45 pm.
Their names have not yet been released. Meanwhile, the dog is expected to survive.