Ex-Cop Is Shot In His Car By His Police Officer Wife: NYPD
A retired police officer was shot four times, allegedly by his estranged wife - also a police officer - as he sat in his car waiting for a traffic light on Van Siclen Avenue in East New York last Monday.
Todd Jamison, 43, who was also a basketball coach at Nazareth Regional High School, was shot in both arms, once in the chest and once in the stomach, allegedly by his wife, Alison, 42, who had followed him in her silver Cadillac after he left his mother's house in East New York in his red Mercedes.
Driving up the wrong side of the street so her car was next to his, she took aim, and fired several shots, striking him twice, police said. She then made a u-turn, and, stopping parallel to his car, fired several more shots, striking him twice again. She then fled, as her husband staggered out of his vehicle and fell to the ground.
As Emergency Medical Service paramedics took him in an ambulance to Brookdale Hospital, sources said he muttered, "Alison shot me." Then he lapsed into a coma. As of yesterday, hospital authorities were quoted as saying he was in a medically induced coma, but in stable condition.
Meanwhile, Alison was seen in a car rental agency at Newark Airport and was taken into custody by Port Authority police. She was later picked up by NYPD authorities and held for questioning, later being charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Published reports had indicated shell casings on the ground near the crime scene came from a police-issue gun.
The couple was married just last August. Records indicated Alison was Todd's third wife.