A former correction officer burst into a Harlem apartment on Wednesday and shot and killed his 13-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter, police alleged.
The suspect, identified as Everett George, was later arrested at a Bronx hospital where he was being treated for a possible overdose.
George, 34, allegedly shot the children at about 7:15 a.m. at the second-floor home, said Sgt. Christine Doherty, a police spokeswoman. He fled on foot.
Charges were pending.
Police were investigating a report that the children's mother had an order of protection against George. He was hired as a city jail guard in 1997, and worked a stint on Rikers Island before quitting in 1998, officials said. He was reinstated in December 2000, but then fired for undisclosed reasons after only five days.
KILLER RELEASED FROM JAIL ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGE
NEW YORK (AP) - "Preppie Killer" Robert Chambers has been arrested on a drug charge a year and a half after he was released from prison, where he served a 15-year sentence for manslaughter.
Chambers, 38, of Manhattan, was freed on $1,000 bail Wednesday after being arraigned on two misdemeanors, drug possession and driving with a suspended license.
He was arrested Tuesday in a traffic stop when police allegedly found two straws and a tinfoil packet that had crack cocaine residue. Chambers was ordered to return to court Monday.
Chambers strangled 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in 1986 during a tryst in Central Park, and the slaying was splashed across New York City's tabloids as a story of privileged youth gone bad.
MAN SHOOTS TO DEATH A FRIEND IN DEER HUNT
SPRINGWATER (AP) - A 61-year-old man was shot to death by a friend in Livingston County, authorities said Wednesday.
A 67-year-old hunter told police he shot at what he thought was a deer and hit George DeLucia, who was standing nearly 100 yards away in a field in the Town of Springwater.
The shooting was being investigated to determine whether any unusual factors led to DeLucia's death, such as poor visibility, a ricochet or the type of clothing he was wearing, a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer said.
No charges have been filed.