EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Police say an off-duty jail guard shot and killed her former girlfriend outside a hospital, then went to a nearby house, where she shot and killed her own uncle, wounded her 88-year-old grandfather and took a niece hostage.
Kim Wolfe, a 43-year-old Nassau County correction officer, was apprehended hours later.
Wolfe was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on unspecified charges. It was not immediately clear whether she had a lawyer.
Wolfe was hospitalized briefly on Wednesday, complaining of difficulty breathing, but was later released back into police custody.
She is suspected of fatally shooting Stacie Williams, a nurse’s aide at the Nassau University Medical Center sometime after 1 a.m. Police say Wolfe and Williams had split up but were discussing a possible reconciliation.