NEW YORK, NY – A New York City police officer was stabbed and killed in her own home by her estranged husband, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said today.
According to District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, Argenis Baez, 33, has been indicted for second-degree Murder and additional charges for stabbing his estranged wife, a New York City Police Officer, in her home.
According to investigators with the New York City Police Department, at approximately 2:06 a.m. on June 13, the defendant allegedly went to the apartment of Arianna Reyes, 31, his estranged wife and the other of his child, and confronted her.
“Baez allegedly struggled with Reyes and made his way into her home,” police reported. “The defendant allegedly stabbed Reyes eight times in the chest, leg, back, and torso with a knife. Baez fled the scene, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The defendant turned himself into authorities and was arrested later that day. The child was not in the apartment when Baez allegedly killed Reyes.”
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly went to the home of his estranged wife, who served in the NYPD Transit Bureau, confronted her, then stabbed her multiple times, causing her death. She leaves behind a young child. I send my condolences to her family and extended NYPD family who lost a dedicated public servant to domestic violence.”