With an off-duty police officer New York Police Department Earlier this month, he was charged with felony criminal mischief for attempting to commit suicide outside of New York City.
Investigators say 37-year-old Dr. Shawn Armstad On the night of May 8, he was off duty at NYPD when he was confronted by a young man named Edward Wilkins A Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant in Wallkill, New York.
Police allege that Armstad Wilkins, who was only 20 years old, was shot and killed “more than once”. Shortly afterwards, police documents claim that Armstadt “fired a gun at himself” and committed suicide in the same parking lot.
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The tragedy deepened when police learned that Armstad and Wilkins were “acquainted with each other” before the shooting. According to multiple media reports, Wilkins was the young girlfriend of 35-year-old Armstad’s wife. Alexandra Vanderheaden.
Police say that on the evening of May 8, Armstadt followed Wilkins’ car along Route 211 in Orange County, New York. At some point while the two were driving on the road, Armstad used his car to push Wilkins’ car, eventually turning the young man’s car around and it suddenly stopped. Wilkins then fled on foot in his car, but Armstrong chased after him and followed him into the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot.
Once there, Armstad allegedly shot Wilkins more than a dozen times, eventually hitting him in the back of the head with a fatal round. After Wilkins was shot, the insulted policeman apparently fired a shot at himself and committed suicide, ending the horrific incident in a split-second.
Police now say Armstad first followed Wilkins from a nearby hotel room, where the young victim allegedly stayed with Vanderheiden. The young man is said to have worked for Vanderheyden’s dog-walking business, sources said. People About the terrible tragedy. According to the complaint, Armstad first found the hotel when he took his wife to the institution where he met Wilkins, New York Post.
A woman who Post Only identified as Wilkins’ grandmother, the outlet shared her thoughts on the horrific situation:
“It simply came to our notice then. She is only 20 years old. His birthday was April 12. I blame that woman. “
On Saturday, Wilkins’ funeral was held in the small village of Pine Bush, New York, about a week before his assassination, about ten miles north. There, mourners remembered the young man who graduated from a local high school in 2020, as “a lover of baseball of all things” who, after his life, was “looking forward to a future of correction” that was so tragically shortened.
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Although one woman repeatedly shouted “this is not fair” at the tragedy, another man identified himself as a friend of Wilkins. Amelia – Explained to the media outlet that the late youth was “a great man”.
“She has never done anything she shouldn’t have done. He was always good to everyone. He was like my brother. ”
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Such a heinous incident.
Our hearts go out to Wilkins’ family, friends and loved ones at this unimaginable time.
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