Home Invader Beats, Slashes Retired Cop, Rapes His Wife

Police are searching for the man who brutally raped a retired cop's wife during a home invasion on Monday.

Brooklyn, NY – A retired New York Police Department lieutenant was pistol-whipped and slashed in the face by armed robbers, who then brutally raped his wife during a home invasion early Monday morning.

The incident began at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, when three assailants forced their way into the 72-year-old retired lieutenant’s Marine Park residence, the New York Daily News reported.

According to police, the trio threatened the couple and demanded that they hand over their jewelry and cash, the New York Post reported.

“If you say anything, you’re dead,” the attackers told them, according to police.

When the lieutenant refused, they hit him in the head and slashed his face with a box cutter.

They then bound his 71-year-old wife with duct tape and sexually assaulted her.

Police said that the couple’s 47-year-old son was also inside the residence at the time of the attack.

The suspects made off with the lieutenant’s gun and blue 2012 Honda Civic, according to WPIX.

The couple was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and their conditions have not been released.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. that night, a license plate reader located the stolen Civic traveling through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, the New York Post reported.

Two of the suspects – 20-year-old Lance Jyriken and 25-year-old Shirnel Sobers – were subsequently arrested following a pursuit from Lower Manhattan to the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reported.

Investigators said that Jyriken and Shirnel are homeless.

Both have been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, grand larceny, and burglary, WPIX reported.

A third suspect, who police said is responsible for sexually assaulting the lieutenant’s wife, was still at large, according to the New York Daily News.

Police described him as being six feet tall, with a thin-to-medium stature, the New York Post reported.

The lieutenant’s firearm has not been recovered.

According to police, the couple’s home was also burglarized in July, the New York Daily News reported.

The lieutenant and his wife were not injured during the earlier incident, according to WINS.

Police sources told the New York Daily News that investigators are looking into the possibility that the attack was linked to debts owed by the lieutenant’s 47-year-old son, who is being treated as a witness.

Neighbors said the son is an addict, and that he suffers from mental illness.

“His son walks up and down the street at 3 a.m. talking to himself,” the neighbor, who wouldn’t give his name, told the New York Daily News. “He’s a drug addict on pills. He’s in and out of rehab all the time.”

“You’d see him running down the street, partially clothed, screaming. He should be institutionalized,” another neighbor told the news outlet. “He was away for months, and he shows up out of the blue, then all of this stuff starts happening.”

The lieutenant’s son was released from a rehabilitation facility several weeks ago, and showed up in the neighborhood, the neighbors said.

The son was arrested twice in September in Manhattan for criminal trespass and drug possession, the New York Daily News reported.

Approximately six years ago, his elderly mother called police after he repeatedly came to their home and banged on their door.

“It’s been going on for a while,” a neighbor told WPIX. “Police are here often, fire department’s here often, taking him in an ambulance and all those things.”

Comments (37)
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TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

Gosh, I sure hope that third suspect doesn’t reach for his waistband or point any objects at officers when they catch up with him. That would be a terrible tragedy if they were forced to shoot him.

attybv
attybv

Low life pos monsters. I agree with above. It's will be ashame if the officers aren't forced to shoot and kill him.

spd522
spd522

He needs to be taken out. Period.

sanman
sanman

There is that BLM love AGAIN!!!

GODHELPUSALL
GODHELPUSALL

Those two are not homeless anymore..and the other..he will be caught soon..hope they hang them all up by their testicles...

nadkram
nadkram

This is one that should just disappear... if you know what I mean. No one is going to miss him.

Righton17
Righton17

Society has no use nor need of these vermin, nor the son if you ask me.

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Glad they caught 2 of those creatures and hope they find the 3rd creature. The son needs to be removed permanently from the home.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Get the kid into permanent , out of the home, care and those three POS perps ? Hang 'em !

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

Rayb
Rayb

Sounds like the son was responsible...he drew them there.

ROCKLANDKAT
ROCKLANDKAT

VERY UPSETTING. VERY SCARY. WE NEED MUCH MORE HELP, TREATMENT, & PLACEMENTS FOR THOSE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. ADDICTION & MENTAL ILLNESS ARE THE SOURCE OF MUCH OF THIS STUFF. IT IS TRAGIC WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS SENIOR COUPLE. THIS MAN GAVE YEARS SERVING THE PUBLIC & SUFFERS GREATLY WITH A SICK SON. HE DESERVES TO GET HELP FOR HIS SON SO THEY CAN BE IN PEACE! I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT OTHER SOB. PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY!

retiredcop
retiredcop

That poor couple. In their 70s and retired, doing their best for their son who they love regardless of the demons that haunt him and as if that wasn't enough of a burden, they have to be victimized like this.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

It's said 70% of the people in jail are black, a disproportionate number compared to white inmates. Maybe because the blacks commit more crime ! You rarely hear of barbaric behavior from others. This must be in their DNA but NO excuse for it! ANYONE who kills, rapes, agg. assault on a person during a robbery/burglary, etc needs to be put to sleep. They are beyond help.

Dale Torrey
Dale Torrey

Thankfully the dirtbags have solved their homeless problem it's too bad they didn't solve their breathing problem as well..

NYPD_retired
NYPD_retired

The only way to deal with animals like this is to put them down like a dog.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

If Obama had a son.

angeleyes
angeleyes

so sad that drug addicts bring their heartbreak to their elderly parents. so sorry for the couple, they didn't say anything about the son though. Hope the elderly couple are eventually ok and can get past this. May have to get their son out of their lives until he has beaten his demons. I would sell my home, get a home way out in the country away from the turmoil their son has in his life, into their lives as well. Doing what he's doing he will eventually get them killed.

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

JANAS.

Kommandant_Nomad
Kommandant_Nomad

Hope this scum get's caught, all three are animals and I hope their cell mate is bubba so they find out real quick how it feels to be dominated.

Ralloh
Ralloh

Re-hab. Sure works great, doesn't it.

Zoe.S.
Zoe.S.

Do the world a favor and kill all three of the scumbags.