A retired Westchester police officer killed himself after allegedly murdering two of his daughters and three of his dogs.
According to LoHud, Glen Hochman, 52, who retired from the White Plains Police Department last month, was found dead Saturday in his Harrison home, along with daughters Alissa Hochman, 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, and their three dogs.
Hochman was found around 4 p.m. in his garage; he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Police also say he left a note at the scene, though its contents have not been released.
"As of now, it would appear that both victims were shot, as was their father," Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini told the press.
Hochman was a 22-year police veteran who had only retired a few weeks ago from the White Plains Police Department. Hochman's wife, Anamarie, and the couple’s eldest daughter, Samantha, had spent the day at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. "I do not believe the wife came home," Marraccini added. "My understanding is they were not on the scene and they did not find the bodies inside the house."
"The department is shocked and horrified by the news of this unfathomable tragedy," White Plains Police Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said in a statement. "We can only pray for the family." Hochman was honored with a lifesaving award from the department last year, and was described as mild-mannered and unassuming, as well as a longtime volunteer with Harrison Emergency Medical Services.
The Post adds that Hochman had been having marital trouble with his wife and were reportedly discussing divorce.