A decorated policeman of 22 years from Upstate New York, who had just retired a month ago, shot his two teenage daughters dead before committing suicide inside their family home on Saturday afternoon.
Glen Hochman, 52, who only retired in January, is thought to have killed daughters Alissa Hochman, 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, inside the family’s home in Westchester County, according to The Journal News. He then killed himself.
The father and two daughters were found dead at about 3.50 pm inside their home in the village of Harrison, 20 miles northeast of Manhattan. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Glen Hochman, 52, a police officer of 22 years who only retired in January, is believed to have murdered his two daughters Deanna Hochman, 13 (center) and Alissa Hochman, 17, on Saturday afternoon.
2. Police arrived at this home at 1 Adelphi Avenue in the Westchester County village of Harrison on Saturday night to find Glen Hochman, 52, a former local cop, and his two teen daughters dead.
3. Glen Hochman is seen here with with his wife Anamarie (back right), his two victims, daughters Alissa and Deanna (front) and eldest daughter Samantha (right). Anamarie and Samantha were not home at the time of the tragedy, police have confirmed.
The police have confirmed that Glen Hochman’s wife Anamarie and Samantha Hochman, the couple’s eldest daughter, were not at home when the incident took place.
Police have not revealed how Hochman and his two daughters died, but WABC reports that the es-policeman shot the two girls and then himself.
WABC reports also that Hochman and his wife had been having marital issues.
Police cars surrounded the home at 1 Adelphi Ave. and officers worked at the scene through the night.
4. Police were called to the home — about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan — at 3.50pm Saturday.
5. Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, and Deanna Hochman, 13, were found dead, along with their father, on Saturday afternoon.
6. Police are trying to establish what drove Glen Hochman — seen here with his wife Anamarie — to murder his two daughters, before killing himself.
A statement released by White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong called the deaths “an unfathomable tragedy”.
Chong told The News Journal his police department is ‘”hocked and horrified by the news” and added:
We can only pray for the family. Officer Hochman served this department and the city of White Plains with honor and integrity for over 22 years.
Chong added that Hochman had been presented with the White Plains Police Department Lifesaving Award in May.
A Harrison school official said in n a statement that the deaths of students Alissa and Deanna Hochman are an “incomprehensible tragedy”.
She added that the school would open Sunday to assist students and families.
7. Investigators worked through the night on Saturday inside the home.
8. A large amount of police stormed the house and shut off nearby streets on Saturday.
9. Harrison Police investigate an apparent murder – suicide — a CBS New York report.
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