ASTORIA — Police shot an 86-year-old man dead Saturday after he turned toward them with a shotgun — minutes after he called 911 to report he'd killed his 65-year-old daughter, according to the NYPD.
Jack Calvello called 911 just after 11:15 a.m. and confessed to shooting his daughter and her dog, police said. When police arrived at 31-28 38th Street in Astoria, they spotted Calvello holding a shotgun, officials said.
According to the NYPD, the officers instructed him to drop the weapon, but instead Calvello turned toward them. An officer fired at Calvello, hitting him in the torso, police said.
Calvello was rushed to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Once they entered the apartment, police said they found Calvello’s 65-year-old daughter, Carolann Matyka, with a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was also pronounced dead.
According to officials, Matyka and Calvello lived together in the Astoria house. Police said they found the dog, a Yorkshire terrier, with lacerations on its neck. The loaded 12-gauge shotgun was recovered at the scene, according to the NYPD.