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Rikers Guards’ Love Triangle Leads to Shooting in Brooklyn

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A love triangle involving two Rikers correction officers led to gunplay in Brooklyn on Tuesday, as one officer fired at the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend, another officer. The three encountered each other in traffic near Utica Avenue and Clarendon Road, CBS reports, when Correction Capt. Shalonda Smith, driving with her new boyfriend in the car, cut off her ex-boyfriend, Correction Officer Dale Moore, in another car. Both pulled their cars over and everybody got out. Then the new boyfriend approached Moore, “who said he thought the other man had a gun,” at least according to the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association. So Moore opened fire in what the association is calling self-defense. Fortunately the new boyfriend was only wounded, not killed. Per The Times, Moore “does not carry a gun on duty, a spokesman for the correction officers’ union said, adding that correction officers are trained to use firearms and allowed to carry one while off-duty.” So far there’s no word on what will happen to Moore, if anything.

Rikers Guards’ Love Triangle Leads to Gunfire