Kim Wolfe, a corrections officer on New York's Long Island, is scheduled to
be arraigned Thursday after a deadly rampage in which authorities say she shot multiple
people, including her former girlfriend.
Investigators say Wolfe, a 19-year veteran of the Nassau County Corrections Department, was off-duty early Wednesday morning when she met Stacie Williams, a hospital employee she once dated, near the main entrance of the Nassau University Medical Center. Wolfe is accused of then shooting Williams several times in the chest. Williams was found dead outside the hospital shortly after 1 a.m.
Police and other observers said Wolfe may have gone through a difficult breakup with Williams.
"She never showed any signs of this behavior," said Donald Lanier, a friend of Wolfe's.
After the shooting, Wolfe went to her family's house in nearby Hempstead, where she allegedly got into an argument with her 88-year-old grandfather regarding life insurance. According to WCBS News, police say she tossed beneficiary forms at him, shot him in the leg, fatally shot her 56-year-old uncle, and then took her 23-year-old niece hostage.
Wolfe surrendered to police after a chase that lasted about one hour. Her niece was unharmed. Wolfe faces two counts of second-degree murder and a kidnapping charge.