9-1-1: Man Says He Shot His Wife And Cat, Then Shoots Self

Police say a New York City man called them to claim he had accidentally shot his wife and their cat in their home and then he apparently shot himself.

Fifty-one-year-old Karen Pizon was found shot in the torso Thursday on the living room floor of the single-family home in Staten Island. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Her husband, 51-year-old John Pizon, was found in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to his head. He was dead. A handgun was near his body.

The couple lived in a duplex in the middle-class neighborhood Bulls Head, named for a turn-of-the-century tavern that used to be at the area's main intersection. They had no children.

Police are investigating what led to the deaths.


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  • by bob Location: evans on Aug 30, 2009 at 03:27 AM
    "He was dead", Just curious...... Did he suddenly come back to life? I am a certified Zombie Hunter and will gladly take care of any issues should they arise!
  • by redneck woman Location: nc on Aug 29, 2009 at 05:26 PM
    People are crazy!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 29, 2009 at 09:45 AM
    How the heck do you accidently shoot the wife and the cat?Not unless the cat was in her lap at the time and the bullet passed through the cat first, then through the wife.Highly unlikely, and the forensics guys will know if that happened as the bullet would have taken bits of flesh abd hair from the cat into the wife's wound.More likely is that this guy was a nutcase that snapped, committed murder and then suicide.
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