HARRISON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A retired White Plains police officer killed his two daughters and then himself, officials said Saturday.
Glen Hochman, 52, is accused of killing his two teenage daughters, Alissa and Deanna Hochman, before killing himself, CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
“I think it’s a very terrible tragedy and they’re a very nice family and my heart goes out to them,” one neighbor told CBS2. “I didn’t know them personally but my wife and kids did and it’s just a terrible, terrible situation.”
Hochman had served White Plains for more than 22 years, While Plains Public Safety Commissioner David said in a statement to CBS2.
Hochman left the force in January, CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported.
“The White Plains Police Department is shocked and horrified by the news of this unfathomable tragedy. We can only pray for the entire Hochman family. Police Officer Glen Hochman served the WPPD and the City of White Plains with honer (sic) and integrity,” Chong said in a statement.READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Honorary NYPD Officer Diagnosed With Chronic Respiratory Failure Leaves Hospital
Chong told CBS2 that the Village of Harrison Police is handling the investigation.
Hochman was assigned to the traffic division when he retired, Chong said.
Superintendent of Schools for the Harrison Central School District Louis Wool released a statement Saturday night mourning the loss of Alissa, a high school senior, and her younger sister Deanna.
“In this awful moment, let us remember how proud we are of them, and how much they have helped others, and how much they will help others again,” the statement reads.MORE NEWS: About 1,000 Full Propane Tanks Found Illegally Stored At Queens Warehouse
The high school will open Sunday at noon to give support to students and families, according to the statement.