Officers, Fiancée Of Slain Brooklyn Officer Mourn Loss

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Fellow officers and the fiancée of veteran Police Officer Alain Schaberger were left mourning his loss Monday after what began as a domestic dispute in Brooklyn over the weekend.

Police rushed to Bergen Street on Sunday on a domestic call after a woman complained about her boyfriend, 42-year-old George Villanueva.

Police tracked him to his Boerum Hill home in a fateful encounter. Villanueva is accused of pushing Officer Schaberger, a 10-year veteran of the force, over a railing after police responded to the scene. The officer fell nine feet to the basement before landing on his head and breaking his neck.  He was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital.

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Officer Alain Schaberger (Photo/DCPI)

Schaberger’s fiancée, Shoshone Peguese, was left to grieve in her Cortlandt Manor home.

“To have to die like that, it was just a senseless death. And personally I’m lost. I’m really lost,” Peguese told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.

With bitter sadness, Peguese recalled seeing her fiancee for the last time at the hospital after he died.

“The last time I saw Alain I know he was looking down at me from heaven,” she said.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Villanueva had one handcuff on his wrist when he allegedly pushed Schabarger with both hands. Villanueva was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

“It’s a tragedy all the way around, for both families. My heart goes out to all of them,” said neighbor Ivonne Rosario.

Rosario said she was shocked because Villanueva comes from a good family.

“Honest, hard-working people, very family-oriented. My heart bleeds for his mom, because I’m a mom and I can’t imagine what she must be going through,” she said.

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Officer Schabarger's fiancée Shoshone Peguese (Photo/CBS 2)

Police said Villanueva had a long rap sheet including 28 arrests, mostly for burglary and robbery. He apparently also had a history of problems with his girlfriend, including a dozen calls to police in recent years.

“I think it was just a matter of time,” said neighbor William Daly.

Daly said he frequently saw their volatile relationship erupt outside on the street, but this time, with fatal consequences.

“She made the call and then the poor police officer was the victim,” he said.

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  1. Irishlady407 says:

    The officer was a excellent and upstanding citizen. Him and his Fiancee knew how to love and respect their fellow humans as they loved each other. The man who destroyed the lives of this cultured beautiful couple and their young son has to answer to one man and that is the Almighty God. Vengeance shall be his! This man, or poor wretched human creature and his disregard for others life will not be forgotten. She is a proud and strong, well educated woman as I can see by listening to her. I wish my son could have someone with this beauty and strength. God Bless Them!!!!!! I see why they could love each other the way they did.

  2. MJONES says:

    YOU SEE WHITE PEOPLE COMMIT CRIMES ALSO. IF YOU MAGNIFY THEIR CRIMES…YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY COMMIT MORE MURDERS THAN ANY OTHER RACE..

    KNOW YOUR HISTORY!

    1. Michael Scully says:

      There is only one race with comments like yours you just perpetuate stupidity…

  3. Michael Peguese says:

    I am so sorry for your lost, you are in my prayers.

  4. capt. bill's daughter says:

    thanks for making the necessary correction channel 2

  5. capt. bill's daughter says:

    hello, cbs – ms peguese is the fiancee of officer schaeberger. villanueva is the murderer. please show responsible journalism and read then re-read your copy before you post it. ms peguese was engaged to a fine man, who served his country in the us navy and the nypd. he is not someone who had way too many prior arrests to be breathing air on our planet. how painful it must be for officer shaeberger’s family, friends and comrades to see your reporting error. i share their pain, as a member of the extended long blue line.

  6. Denise says:

    They should just kill this guy. Why should we pay to take care of this worthless piece of sh*$!!

  7. Josh says:

    First degree murder suggests that it was premeditated, which it clearly was not. The accused did not plan to kill the cop and that seems obvious. While I hope he spends the rest of his life behind bars (b/c we are too lame to have a death penalty), the fact that he’s charged with 1st degree murder is incorrect and it serves us right if he is acquitted on that particular charge.

    1. Chris in Bronx says:

      1st degree murder is an option when an on-duty officer is killed.

  8. MaC says:

    I am so happy to see this murderer get arrested. The wife should count her blessings because it easily could’ve been her with the broken neck. Sympathy for the officer and his family. I hope justice is done and the abuser gets his time behind bars for a long long time!

    1. Michael Scully says:

      they should give him the death sentence now why wait ,,,, lets save our trax dollars for the needy not him or anyone like him

  9. Tuskeegee Airman says:

    First degree murder will never stick. They guy is a career crook, but it’s very obvious he didn’t have obvious intentions of killing the officer. If the guy didn’t land on his head he probably would have walked away with a sprains and bruises.

    I also find the incredible amounts of anonymous racism a good measure of how low America has sank. Completely disgusting.

  10. sid says:

    Where was his partner/back-up? Maybe he tried to be a hero & didn’t follow protocol. NYC is a festering he!! hole anyway. It will always have this sort of problem.

  11. BIGRIK says:

    BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY… THIS MAN KILLED A POLICE OFFICER. NOW WE THE TAXPAYERS WILL PAY FOR HIM TO BE LOCKED UP FOR LIFE.. N.Y. IS TO SOFT ON CRIME. WE NEED POLITICIANS TO STOP THINKING THEY MIGHT NOT GET RE-ELECTED AND VOTE YES FOR THE DEATH PENALTY..YEA I KNOW SOME OF YOU THINK ITS NOT A DETERRENT. BUT WE’LL NEVER KNOW WILL WE.

    1. Tjaden says:

      the death penality actually costs millions more than keeping someone locked up for life. it also does NOTHING to lower crime rates. before getting on a soapbox about what needs to be done, learn your facts. do real research and gather information from reliable sources, then formulate an opinion. if you think the guy deserves to die for what he did, that’s your opinion and i’ll respect it, but don’t say it’s b/c it will cost more to lock him up. that is simply not true.

  12. Booger says:

    What I think is very simple and cost effective: Drop this p.o.s. from nine feet, head directed downward and the killer wrapped up tightly in a funeral shroud.

  13. Bushelfoote says:

    Sch*t happens,with sometimes very tragic results…My Condolences to the police officer’s family,and my emapathy to the poor stupid guy that didn’t know when to stop….the one true responsibility we have as a person in this life is to Control one’s self in ALL situations…..Now George has a very different life to live and Alain’s life is gone…..All this because of some STUPID arguement that went outta Control…..Buh Bye George…… R.I.P. Officer Schabarger.

  14. Rory Calhoun says:

    lock this creep-up and bury the key……..

  15. Guy Jones says:

    This imbecile Villanueva had TWENTY-EIGHT prior convictions on his rap sheet, many of them no doubt felonies. The obvious question is, why is a criminal with a demonstrable lack of remorse and rehabilitation and a clear dedication to committing crimes, still living amongst the law-abiding members of society? Time to institute tougher sentencing guidelines and stiffer penalties for repeat offenders.

  16. Mr. Armenia says:

    Why is he being charged with murder? this was not premeditated. Manslaughter should be the charge.

    He is being charged because a the victim is a cop and possibly because of his ethnicity.

    If it was the other way around and the victim was pushed down the stairs the civil rights unions would be marching.

    1. Booger says:

      Mr. Armenia, Your opinion is nit-witted. Kind of like those trouble-making Armenians the Turks took care of. People say it was genocide, but it was probably just done to deal with jerks like you. Three cheers for Turkey.

    2. Bridget says:

      Maybe because the guy was fighting arrest and the result was the cop being pushed over a railing and dying. In my opinion, he is being charged appropriately. I don’t think a jury would have any problems putting him away.

    3. U.S. CITIZEN says:

      YOUR AN IDIOT. LET ME GUESS … THE UNITED STATES OWES YOU, RIGHT? YOUR FRIEND WHO COMMITED THIS CRIME SHOULD BE HAVING ALOT OF FUN RIGHT ABOUT NOW BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH THE OTHER POLICE OFFICERS.

      1. Michael H. says:

        “YOUR AN IDIOT”

        really?

    4. ghanagirl says:

      My heart goes out to the family of the police officer, but Mr. Armenia, I respectfully disagree with you. If it were the other way around, whether the victim were white or a person of color, the police commissioner would say “let’s not have a rush to judgement” and there would be a lengthy police review, with the end result being an accidental death. That’s why civil rights unions have learned that they have to step in for any justice to be achieved. Do these groups go too far sometimes, yes, but no one looks out for their own like police officers. Why shouldn’t civil rights unions look out for the rights of the less powerful members of society?

    5. Shiney says:

      The creep was standing there, thought about what he can do and then did the push. That is premeditated. Premeditated doesn’t have to have a certain window of time going to be excluded from the 1st degree level of murder. Secondly, he really doesn’t care about anyone and has sadly been shielded for years while he does wrong after wrong. he beats his wife / girlfriend. If he can do this to the mother of his children do you think he gives two Sh&ts about you and me.

  17. zackdoc says:

    As a cop-killer his time in prison will be much more unpleasant. Doesn’t matter that it may have been a freak accident that the officer fall the way he did & tragically died. I’m no lawyer but this smells much more like manslaughter than murder. What a waste of a good cop.

  18. CSI says:

    The bigger question is. Why is this man out on the streets with dozens of run in with the law.

  19. Stephen Folkson says:

    Why was he not cuffed right away? I don’t think this officer had to lose his life if the man was restrained.

    1. Mike Diana says:

      he was being placed under arrest when the fight broke out

  20. C.Arnold says:

    Another tragic loss of a law enforcement officer. My heart goes out to his family.

    Would you please have someone on your staff proof articles before they are published? The fourth paragraph of the article is very poorly and confusingly written. May I suggest the following:
    Police said that during a scuffle between the men on the front stoop, the suspect pushed Officer Schaberger over a railing, causing him to fall nine feet [or was it nine floors?] onto a cement floor and break his neck.

  21. houari says:

    Heartbreaking story, rest in peace Alain Schabarger.

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