NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has identified the man who killed his ex-girlfriend outside a casino and was shot to death by officers hours later.
Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says three officers fired more than 10 times at 51-year-old Dalton Branch after he shot at them early Tuesday.
Police say Branch had earlier targeted a man who was with 55-year-old Patricia Mohammed outside the Resorts World Casino in Queens.
Boyce says he shot Mohammed before driving to Brooklyn, sending threatening texts to the man and calling the woman's aunt to say it was time for Mohammed's burial.
Boyce says he told the relative he was "going out hard."
Prison records show Branch served time in prison for armed robbery in 1983 and again in 2003 for possessing a weapon.