- Tiniko Thompson, 46, allegedly killed her boyfriend Carl Patrick, 53.
- Mr. Patrick was a 25-year veteran of the Miami police force.
- Officers found his body under burned bedding in his Florida home.
- They also found a note in the kitchen that said ‘It was an accident…’
- Ms. Thompson has appeared in court charged with second-degree murder.
- She claims that Mr. Patrick shot himself but a medical examiner said his injuries were inconsistent with that claim.
- police revIt is true that they found another note in his car similar to the one they left
Suspect: Tiniko Thompson, 46, allegedly killed her boyfriend Carl Patrick, 53, a Miami police officer at their home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on May 9.
The girlfriend of a Miami police officer who was found shot to death in her home has been arrested.
Tiniko Thompson, 46, allegedly killed her boyfriend Carl Patrick, 53, at their home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on May 9.
Police officers found a chilling note along with the body. reading: “It was an accident, we had a fight.”
According to deputies, Mr. Patricks’ body was found earlier this month in his bedroom, under burned bedding.
They described the scene as “consistent with something being set on fire” and revealed that he was still dressed in his police uniform.
Patrick’s ex-girlfriend, Mrs. Thompson, has been arrested in connection with the murder, according to police.
She made his first court appearance on Thursday in second degree murder charges.
Ms Thompson is alleged to have killed Mr Patrick and left him to die in her home while he fled the scene, stole his mobile phone and fled.
Two days later, she Her mother reported her to the police after she threatened to commit suicide.
That’s when Patrick’s body was discovered in his Pembroke Pines home.
When officers examined the home, they found a note. in the kitchen saying: “It was an accident, we had a fight.”
Death: Mr Patrick’s body was found earlier this month in his bedroom under burnt bedding at his home in Florida.
However, when Ms. Thompson was questioned after his death, she told officers that he had shot himself.
She described how they were fighting when his gun went off.
‘He became a prisoner of war! And that was it,” he recalled of the single shot that ultimately ended his life.
‘He called me ab****. He said, ‘Damn.’
She went on to say that the 25-year Miami police veteran was “abusive” to her.
Through tears she told NBC News: “He scared me.” I do not know what else to say.’
In court: The 46-year-old woman made her first court appearance Thursday while facing charges of second-degree murder.
However, it is not clear how Mr Patrick could have shot himself.
The medical examiner determined that the gunshot wound did not match the way he would have shot himself, as he would have used his right hand to fire the gun.
Ms. Thompson said she left the scene and went to live in her car for the next few days.
But police said they found another note in her vehicle like the one found in the kitchen, which said she was too scared to call the police after what happened.
According to a medical examiner, Mr. Patrick’s life could have been saved if he had received immediate medical attention.
His death has been ruled murder (homicide).
Arrested: Ms. Thompson said Mr. Patrick had shot himself; she described him as abusive and said he was afraid of her.