Off-duty Yonkers officer among 3 shot as apparent love triangle turns deadly

Posted: Updated:

An early morning shooting in Astoria, Queens Friday, left two people dead and an off-duty Yonkers police officer seriously wounded.

The NYPD says it received calls of shots fired from a second-floor apartment at 1954 77th St. just before 7 a.m. Two minutes later, a second call was made from a woman living at the apartment who said, "I've been shot by my boyfriend." Police who arrived at the scene say they found the door locked and heard up to 10 more shots fired. Once they got inside, they found the 911 caller and the alleged shooter dead and the 43-year-old Yonkers officer shot and possibly stabbed.

The New York Daily News reported that the 911 caller was Regan Smith, who lived in Queens and was assigned to the 105th Airborne Division of the Air National Guard at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Reports say she had joined the Air National Guard back in 2004.

According to a GoFundMe page set up in her name, Smith was a 14-year veteran of the armed forces, grew up in Iowa and had spent 10 years in Queens.

The officer, Gregory Depass, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he underwent surgery and is now in recovery.

Investigators say he was the woman's current boyfriend. They say he did not have his service weapon with him.

A 47-year-old man believed to be the woman's ex-boyfriend was also found dead in the apartment with a firearm near his body. Police say both the 47-year-old man and the woman were shot in the head.

Yonkers police also say they're making all their resources available to the NYPD, which is the lead investigating agency on the case.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea had said that the same three individuals were involved in an incident on Monday in which a car was keyed.

Donations to Regan Smith’s burial in Iowa can be made at the GoFundMe in her name.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."