September 25, 2018
It looks like Regan Smith was a bit of a serial mudshark.
Hence, it was only a matter of time before something colorful happened to her.
A Queens woman who contacted police three times to report her ex-boyfriend’s obsessive behavior has been killed by the man in a tragic murder-suicide.
Regan Smith, 31, had filed three complaints against her ex-boyfriend, 47-year-old boyfriend Nelson Giron, in the weeks leading up to her death Friday, according to NYPD.
Two of those complaints came in the days before she was gunned down in her Queens apartment before Giron killed himself – leaving officials upset at how their domestic violence unit handled her complaints.
‘She was scared of him,’ Stephanie Mino, a friend of Smith’s, told the Daily News. ‘They (police) did nothing and now she’s gone.’
According to Mino, the ex-boyfriend had come to Smith’s apartment twice and pounded on the door so hard that it was left badly damaged.
In the hours leading up to her murder, Giron had called Smith multiple times.
He then showed up to Smith’s apartment early Friday, shot her in the head, wounded her current boyfriend who was inside and killed himself.
Smith’s boyfriend, Yonkers Police Officer Hewett DePass, 43, was off-duty at the time of the attack.
DePass was shot in the shoulder and stabbed twice.
Police report that Giron used DePass’ gun to kill himself and Smith.