SHOCK: Former NYPD officer Kevin Canty, 43, shot and killed his wife, Jessica Mera, in front of their two young children Saturday morning, in Ozone Park, Queens.
Jessica Mera was shot in the upper body inside their home on 104th Street in Ozone Park just before 11 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.
Kevin Canty was arrested nearly two miles from their home, officials said.
A neighbor took the couple’s kids to a nearby deli. The neighbor said, “They said, my daddy just shot my mommy.”
Canty confessed to killing his wife saying her infidelity to drove him to murder. He shot Jessica Mera 10 times with a 9-mm pistol.
Shanique Varlack, 22, told the NY Daily News Canty often threatened his wife. She also said, “He told one more person, I’m gonna kill this b*tch one day.”