A retired New York City detective critically shot his two sons before fatally shooting himself on Aug. 14—in what police say is a family dispute gone wrong.
According to Suffolk County Police, Irvin Noak was in an argument with his two sons—22-year-old Aaron Noak and 30-year-old Irvin Noak III—during a party in their Long Island home when their 61-year-old father retrieved a handgun from his bedroom and shot them both, reported the New York Post.
The elder Noak then turned the gun on himself.
All three victims were rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where Irvin Noak was pronounced dead. His two sons are currently in critical condition, the Post reported.
Irvin has another son—an NYPD police officer—and it’s unclear if he was there during the 11 p.m. shooting. Other relatives who where there were unharmed during the shooting.
Irvin joined the NYPD in 1982 before retiring in 2009 as a detective in the Manhattan North precinct. According to his Facebook page, he studied at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and went to John Jay High School before he joined the police force.
Suffolk County police have yet to figure out the cause of the deadly fight between Noak and his sons.
He is the second retired New York City police officer to make headlines in recent weeks. On Aug. 2, retired New York City police officer Anthony Shark was arrested by Secret Service members for refusing to follow their orders to leave a secure area around the Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Shark, who was armed, was charged with one count of assaulting and resisting a Secret Service agent. If convicted, he could face as many as eight years in prison.