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Off-Duty NYPD Auxiliary Cop Shot to Death in Brooklyn

By DNAinfo Staff on April 4, 2012 12:25pm  | Updated on April 4, 2012 10:23pm

Mislov Aleger weeps as she talks about her husband, Francky Aleger, an auxiliary cop who was shot to death near his home in Canarsie on April 4, 2012.
Mislov Aleger weeps as she talks about her husband, Francky Aleger, an auxiliary cop who was shot to death near his home in Canarsie on April 4, 2012.
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By Trevor Kapp and Wil Cruz

DNAinfo Staff

BROOKLYN — A churchgoing off-duty NYPD auxiliary cop who had two young sons was shot to death on a Canarsie street Wednesday morning just blocks from his home, police sources and a relative said.

Francky Aleger, 39, a Haitian immigrant who worked at Mount Sinai Hospital, was found by a passerby lying on the street at East 95th Street and Glenwood Road, about 10 blocks from his home, shortly after 6 a.m., police said.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his back and was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he died, police said.

“He was a kind man. Not loud. He never raised his hand on anybody," said his tearful wife, Mislov Aleger, 39, adding that her husband would "go to work, go to church, go to the gym."

Francky Aleger
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"He was my everything."

"I have two little boys. What am I going to tell them. They’re not going to understand that their daddy died," she added.

A man who identified himself as the victim's brother, Alan S., 25, said that Aleger "was the best brother."

"He did everything for me, took care of me," he said. "He took me in. He was even a father figure."

Police sources said Aleger was an auxiliary police officer with a Manhattan precinct, though they would not say which one.

But Alan said his brother worked in the 13th Precinct, which covers Murray Hill and the Flatiron District.

Aleger was married and had two young sons, who are 6- and 8-years-old, Alan said.

"They know, but they don't understand the magnitude of what happened," he said. "They're young. There's not much you can really tell them."

Aleger worked at Mount Sinai Hospital as a support associate in the maternity ward, said a co-worker.

"Anything you need, he's the man to ask," said Abigail Caesar, 36, a business associate at the hospital who worked with Aleger.

"This is a man that didn't deserve this," she added. "I can't believe it."

Friends and relatives said Aleger, who worked a 7 a.m. shift and walked along Glenwood Road to the Canarsie/Rockaway Parkway train station, was likely on his way to the hospital when he was shot.

No one has been arrested and the motive was not immediately clear.

Aleger, who emigrated from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1994, was a parishioner at nearby Our Lady of Miracles, Alan said.

"Anytime the church would be open, he'd be there. That was his thing," he said.

Neighbor Emile Auguste said attending church was a family affair for Aleger.

"He would always go to church with his wife and children," he said. "They were always together."

His wife said that after Aleger was shot, she touched his hand, "but he did not squeeze my hand."

"I want to see whoever did that," she said. "One question I have for him: why?"