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Retired police officer 'shoots dead his two teen daughters and then himself' at their upstate NY home while his wife is out shopping

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  • Police arrived at the home in Westchester County about 3.50pm Saturday
  • Retried White Plains officer Glen Hochman, 52, killed daughters Alissa, 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, before killing himself, authorities said
  • He was a decorated police officer of 22 years and only retired in January
  • Hochman used a gun, according to local media
  • Hochman's wife Anamarie and the couple's eldest daughter were not home
  • Unconfirmed reports say the couple were having marital issues

A decorated Upstate New York policeman of 22 years who only retired last month murdered his two teenage daughters before killing himself inside their family home on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.

Glen Hochman, 52, who only left the force in January, is believed to have killed daughters Alissa Hochman, 17, and Deanna Hochman, 13, inside the family's Westchester County house,The Journal News reported.

He then committed suicide.

The three were were found dead about 3.50pm inside their home in the village of Harrison, about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan.

Dead: Glen Hochman, 52, a police officer of 22 years who only retired in January, is believed to have murdered his two daughters Deanna Hochman, 13 (center) and Alissa Hochman, 17, on Saturday afternoon 

Dead: Glen Hochman, 52, a police officer of 22 years who only retired in January, is believed to have murdered his two daughters Deanna Hochman, 13 (center) and Alissa Hochman, 17, on Saturday afternoon 

Scene: Police arrived at this home at 1 Adelphi Avenue in the Westchester County village of Harrison on Saturday night to find Glen Hochman, 52, a former local cop, and his two teen daughters dead

Scene: Police arrived at this home at 1 Adelphi Avenue in the Westchester County village of Harrison on Saturday night to find Glen Hochman, 52, a former local cop, and his two teen daughters dead

Family torn apart: Glen Hochman is seen here with with his wife Anamarie (back right), his two victims, daughters Alissa and Deanna (front) and eldest daughter Samantha (right). Anamarie and Samantha were not home at the time of the tragedy, police have confirmed

Family torn apart: Glen Hochman is seen here with with his wife Anamarie (back right), his two victims, daughters Alissa and Deanna (front) and eldest daughter Samantha (right). Anamarie and Samantha were not home at the time of the tragedy, police have confirmed

911: Police were called to the home - about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan - at 3.50pm Saturday

911: Police were called to the home - about 20 miles northeast of Manhattan - at 3.50pm Saturday

Killed: Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, and Deanna Hochman, 13, were found dead, along with their father, on Saturday afternoon

Killed: Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, and Deanna Hochman, 13, were found dead, along with their father, on Saturday afternoon

Police have confirmed that Anamarie Hochman, Glen Hochman's wife, and Samantha Hochman, the couple's oldest daughter, were not at home at the time of the incident. 

It is unclear how Hochman and his two children died, however WABC are reporting Hochman shot his two girls and then himself.

The network also reported that Hochman and his wife had been having marital issues.

A heavy police presence surrounded the home at 1 Adelphi Ave. and worked at the scene through the night.

White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong released a statement identifying the former officer as Hochman, and called the deaths 'an unfathomable tragedy'.

Chong told The News Journal the department are 'shocked and horrified by the news'.

'We can only pray for the family,' he said.

White Plains community reacts: "It's a terrible situation"
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Investigation: Police are trying to establish what drove Glen Hochman - seen here with his wife Anamarie - to murder his two daughters, before killing himself

Investigation: Police are trying to establish what drove Glen Hochman - seen here with his wife Anamarie - to murder his two daughters, before killing himself

Murder-suicide: Investigators worked through the night on Saturday inside the home

Murder-suicide: Investigators worked through the night on Saturday inside the home

Victims: Deanna Hochman, 13 (left), and her sister Alissa Hochman, 17, a senior at Harrison High School, were murdered by their father on Saturday, police say

Presence: A large amount of police stormed the house and shut off nearby streets on Saturday

Presence: A large amount of police stormed the house and shut off nearby streets on Saturday

'Officer Hochman served this department and the city of White Plains with honor and integrity for over 22 years.'

Chong added that Hochman had been presented with the White Plains Police Department Lifesaving Award in May.  

In a statement, a Harrison school official says the deaths of students Alissa Hochman and younger sister Deanna Hochman is an 'incomprehensible tragedy.'  

She says the school would open Sunday to assist students and families.



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