For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Incident: Husband Kills Wife in Murder-Suicide
Location: 294 Breeze Ave., Ronkonkoma
Date/Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at approximately 10:10 a

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred in Ronkonkoma today.


Valentin Hernandez called 911 at approximately 10:10 a.m. and said he shot his wife in their home, located at 294 Breezy Ave. When Fourth Precinct officers arrived, they found both Hernandez, and his wife, Dorothea, with gunshot wounds


The couple, both 90, was pronounced dead at the scene by a member of the Lakeland Fire Department.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-472613
Suffolk County Police Department

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