A lady who was shot and killed by New York Metropolis cops after she lunged at them with a knife moments after reporting an intruder, had a “historical past of calls” for help to authorities, officers mentioned.
Susan Muller, 54, was shot and killed Monday after calling 911 round 5:30 p.m. to report an intruder inside her dwelling within the Maspeth part of Queens. Muller instructed 4 officers on the scene she was the 911 caller and claimed there was somebody with a knife in her dwelling.
As officers walked into her dwelling, Muller abruptly lunged at them with a 10-inch knife, police mentioned. She was shot 3 times when she ignored the cops’ instructions to place down the blade.
Muller was pronounced useless on the scene.
Officers mentioned there was a “historical past of calls” made by cops to Muller’s dwelling in Queens. No less than 9 requires help have been made between August 2000 and the day of the taking pictures, Newsday reported. Two of the calls have been about an emotionally disturbed particular person, whereas others have been with reference to intoxication, home points and an animal, in keeping with the report.
Muller was taken to the hospital on Sept. 9 after police have been known as to the Queens dwelling about an emotionally disturbed particular person.
Ed Rogers, Muller’s boyfriend, instructed ABC7NY the 54-year-old suffered from alcoholism and delusions. He mentioned he wasn’t on the dwelling on the time of the deadly taking pictures and had dropped Muller off a few half hour earlier.
“I keep in mind her as a really caring and lovable particular person and I couldn’t see her getting risky with the police, however I wasn’t right here when it occurred,” Rogers, a retired NYPD sergeant, instructed the information station.
Kevin Tang, Muller’s neighbor, additionally mentioned he’s heard yelling from the house.
“They did preserve to themselves, they simply did not preserve the noise to themselves,” Tang recalled. “Not the kind of folks you’d wish to stay subsequent to.”