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May 10th, 2012

Added on by Ken Maldonado.

Police arrest one of four men who witnessed a murder suicide at the Hilton Garden Inn near JFK airport Thursday afternoon. According to police six men met at the hotel for a business meeting when one of them, Gary Zalevsky, 47, pulled out a gun and shot Brian Weiss, 31, before killing himself. Zalevsky and Weiss were both Florida residents.

 

Samuel Rivers, 40, was shot and killed by police Thursday evening in the Oakland Gardens section of Queens after attacking his wife Sharon Rivers, 41, with a knife. Mr. Rivers had stabbed his wife several times before police arrived at the scene. Arriving officers encountered Mr. Rivers outside the home brandishing a knife. After refusing orders to drop the knife and charging at police, one of the officers shot Mr. Rivers in the chest. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. Sharon Rivers was listed in critical condition. The couple's 17-year-old daughter had made the 911 call.