A New York City off-duty corrections officer was on her way to a shift on Rikers Island when she was shot dead in her car Sunday night.
According to the New York Post, Alastasia Bryan, 25, was killed outsider her home in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Some investigators are calling the killing a planned execution while other reports suggest the shooting may have been a random act of violence.
According to sources, a dark-colored Honda car pulled up beside Bryan’s automobile and starting firing at point-blank range. She was found dead with bullet wounds in the head and torso. Police believe she was killed instantly and was pronounced dead when authorities arrived.
Police are searching for the suspected killer.
The New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association was quick to issue a short statement that described the family of the murdered woman as “shocked and grieving the horrific murder.”
“Our hearts go out to the fam of off duty CO who was shot and killed tonight. We will not rest until assailant is brought to justice.” EH
— COBA (@NYCCOBA1) December 5, 2016
Investigators have not revealed a motive for the homicide but continue to scour the crime scene and some on-site security video that might provide clues.
Just a week ago, another New York City correction officer was shot along with his wife when two assailants entered their home in Queens.
Police are continuing to look for the attackers in that case too. The victims, both seriously wounded, are expected to live.