Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 25 June 2010 00:00
According to Nassau County Police, on June 16 at approximately 1:30 a.m. near Nassau University Medical Center’s west entrance, Kim Wolfe, a Nassau Corrections officer from North Babylon, shot Stacie Williams, a 45-year-old Hempstead resident working the night shift in the maternity ward. Police were called when a hospital security guard observed the nurse lying on the ground. Williams was rushed to the emergency room where she was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m., police stated.
Police said shortly after the shooting, another homicide took place on Vermont Avenue in Hempstead, where Wolfe fatally shot her 56-year-old uncle, Mike Williams, and also wounded her grandfather, Marshall Williams, Sr., in the leg. Upon leaving the multi-family residence, Wolfe allegedly forced her 23-year-old niece into a vehicle at gunpoint, according to police.
Police stated that Wolfe was driving toward New Jersey – possibly Atlantic City – when she placed a call to the Vermont Avenue house that was answered by a Hempstead police officer. Wolfe later turned the vehicle around and surrendered without incident at 5:45 a.m. to Nassau County and Hempstead Village police officers and the hostage was released unharmed, police added.
Stacie Williams and Mike Williams were of no relation, according to Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey.
Mulvey explained Wolfe and Stacie Williams had an “intimate relationship … that was strained in recent times,” and an argument apparently took place at the hospital before the shooting.
Police said another argument occurred at the Vermont Avenue home when Wolfe presented documents, possibly regarding her will and beneficiaries, to members of her family.
“We’re exploring all avenues and motives,” Mulvey said.
Mulvey commended the officers and hostage negotiations that led to the surrender.
Wolfe was arraigned on June 17.
The Civil Service Employees Association, Inc. (CSEA) Local 830 President Jerry Laricchiuta issued the following statement:
“We express great sadness over the tragic passing of Stacie Williams, Patient Care Assistant at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Ms. Williams was shot early this morning outside of NUMC’s campus. She worked at the facility for 23 years and was a CSEA Local 830 member. We knew Stacie as a hardworking professional who was a wonderful worker and a great asset to NUMC. She had a vibrant personality and we always saw her with a smile on her face. Our hearts go out to the families involved in this tragedy. We lost a great healthcare professional today.”
Wolfe was being charged with two counts of murder (2nd degree), kidnapping (2nd degree) and assault (1st degree) and faces a maximum of 25 years to life.