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Cop Gone Bad: Just-Resigned Cop Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Wounds Her Teen Daughter

Authorities identified 32-year-old Stephen Rozniakowski, an officer with the Colwyn Borough Police Department, as the gunman in the deadly shooting that occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday in a home on the 600 block of Glenfield Avenue in Glenolden.

Neighbors identified the woman killed as Valerie Morrow. The second shooting victim, identified by neighbors as Morrow’s teenage daughter, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said Rozniakowski dated Morrow years ago, but the woman only recently filed a protection from abuse order against him.

Initial reports indicate another police officer, who was off-duty at the time, was in the home when the suspect started firing. The off-duty cop shot Rozniakowski, who was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, according to officials. His condition is unknown.

Before the fatal shooting, Rozniakowski called the Colwyn Borough Police Department to announce his resignation, investigators said.

NBC10 Investigator Harry Hairston put a spotlight on Rozniakowski earlier this year when the officer was placed on “administrative leave” after his former fiancee filed a protection from abuse order against him.

Plymouth Township Police arrested Rozniakowski and charged him with 25 counts of stalking and 50 counts of harassment for allegedly contacting his former fiancee by phone and text repeatedly.

Police Officer, Accused Stalker Killed Former Girlfriend: Officials. NBCPhiladelphia.com, 12/16/2014.

Murder Suspect Found Hiding Under Bed in VICTIM’S HOME

Ryan Pourciau, 18, was hiding under a bed in the home of April Vanderlinden, 39, whom he is accused of shooting to death the day before, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said.

“He appeared to be lying in wait” for other family members to return, Edward said.

The family did return to get personal items, after having been moved to a hotel for their safety following Vanderlinden’s death. Upon their return, the daughter of the slain woman spotted a bulletproof vest belonging to Pourciau lying on her bed, and the family quickly left the house, the sheriff said.

Deputies, who had escorted them home, then entered and ordered Pourciau to stick his hands out from under the bed. Instead, he stuck out a pistol, Edwards said.

 

Fugitive student arrested in Ponchatoula woman’s death. The [Baton Rouge, La.] Advocate, 4/24/2013.

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