Former NYPD Officer Who Was Terminated For Allegedly Abusing His Child’s Mother Was Fatally Stabbed By Black-Clad Masked Suspect

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A former NYPD officer, who was fired for allegedly assaulting the mother of his child and drunk driving, was reportedly stabbed to death in Staten Island on Wednesday by a man in black clothing, police say per Fox News

Police identified Nicholas Nelson, 37, was identified as the victim. Nelson was reportedly walking with his children when he got into a heated exchange with the unidentified suspect. Sources say Nelson dropped his kids home before returning to the scene to further confront the suspect. The man, who witnesses say was wearing all black and a ski mask allegedly stabbed Nelson in the neck before fleeing the scene on foot. 

He was transported by EMS to Richmond University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injury. 

Nelson joined the NYPD in 2008 and was terminated in May 2021 for allegedly attacking his then-girlfriend and drunk driving. Nelson reportedly

“punched her repeatedly, pulled her hair, and dragged her to the floor”

in 2012 and got into a car accident in 2018 after driving under the influence. He received a 30-day suspension and pleaded guilty to DUI. 

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