A prison guard was allegedly shot and wounded by her ex-boyfriend after the two got into an argument outside a diner in Laurelton on Tuesday night.
Police would confirm few details, but the New York Post reported that the victim, 29, an off-duty correction officer at Rikers Island, was shot once in the stomach in front of the USA Diner on Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton while sitting in her red Ford Expedition at around 10:50 p.m.
The cause of the fight is still unclear, but according to witnesses interviewed by the paper, the victim told officers when they arrived at the scene that she had been shot by her ex-boyfriend.
The alleged assailant was not immediately apprehended and the victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where she underwent surgery and is in stable condition, police said.
The city Department of Correction could not immediately be reached for comment, but the victim reportedly has been an employee with the agency since August 2011.
Murders in the 105th Precinct have increased for the year to date through March 11, according to the latest CompStat report, with three this year compared to none last year.