Haverstraw, N.Y. — A 32-year-old mom was killed and the remainder of her household was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after a driver intentionally plowed into them exterior a comfort retailer in a northern New York Metropolis suburb, CBS New York studies. Investigators stated 35-year-old Jason Mendez, of close by Washingtonville, N.Y., deliberately drove into the 2 adults and 6 youngsters, together with one in a stroller, within the parking zone of a 7-Eleven within the Rockland County city of Haverstraw following an argument.
After initially hanging the household, police stated, Mendez backed up and hit them once more.
Mendez drove into the entrance of the shop throughout one of many two approaches, authorities stated.
Police stated the preliminary argument could have stemmed from the husband asking Mendez to not blow cigarette smoke close to his youngsters.
Police stated Mendez was brandishing a knife when officers arrived on the scene and, when he refused to drop it, officers Tasered him.
The relations had been rushed to close by hospitals, the place officers stated the mom was pronounced lifeless. Her 35-year-old husband and their six youngsters, all beneath the age of 10, had been being handled for non-life threatening accidents.
Haverstraw Police Captain Martin Lund known as the lethal confrontation “a tragedy.”
“It does not occur very continuously in our neighborhood,” he stated. “It’s a tragedy that occurred right now.”
Mendez was charged with second diploma homicide and 7 counts of tried homicide. He is due again in court docket subsequent Tuesday.