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Hero Down: NYPD Officer Arianna Reyes-Gomez Fatally Stabbed While Off-Duty At Home

Bronx, NY – New York Police Department (NYPD) Officer Arianna Reyes-Gomez was stabbed to death inside her apartment early Monday morning, according to police.

The NYPD responded to the off-duty 31-year-old officer’s home at 780 Grand Concourse at approximately 2:50 a.m. on June 13 after receiving a 911 call, WNYW reported.

Investigators said the 911 call was placed by one of Officer Reyes-Gomez’s relatives, who had received a call from her after the attack, according to WABC.

Police said they arrived to find the officer had been stabbed multiple times throughout her body, WNYW reported.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Reyes-Gomez’s 33-year-old estranged husband, Argenis Baez, turned himself in at the NYPD’s 50th Precinct a short while later, WABC reported.

Baez has been charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and manslaughter, according to police.

Investigators said the couple has a three-year-old son, but that the little boy was not at the apartment at the time of his mother’s murder.

The boy was being cared for by out-of-state family members, WNBC reported.

The NYPD said they had not responded to calls involving the couple in the past, according to WABC.

A motive for the brutal murder has not been released.

Officer Reyes-Gomez joined the NYPD in 2019 and was assigned to the NYPD’s Transit Unit, the New York Post reported.

“Today, we mourn,” the department tweeted on Monday. “Our hearts are heavy as we investigate the tragic murder of an NYPD officer who was off-duty last night in the Bronx. We’re here for her loved ones, her fellow cops – and to ensure the person responsible is brought to justice.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of New York Police Department Officer Arianna Reyes-Gomez, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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