‘It was an accident, we had a fight’: girlfriend arrested after horrifying note found next to police officer’s body
- Tiniko Thompson, 46, allegedly killed her boyfriend Carl Patrick, 53.
- Mr. Patrick was a 25-year veteran of the Miami Police Department
- Officers found his body under burned bedding at his Florida home
- They also found a note in the kitchen that read “It was an accident…”
- Ms. Thompson has appeared in court on charges of second-degree murder
- She claims that Mr PAtrick shot himself but a medical examiner said his injuries were inconsistent with that claim
- Police RevI hear they found another note in her car similar to the one left behind
Suspect: Tiniko Thompson, 46, allegedly murdered her friend Carl Patrick, 53, a Miami police officer, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on May 9
The girlfriend of a Miami police officer who was found shot dead in his home has been arrested.
Tiniko Thompson, 46, allegedly killed her boyfriend Carl Patrick, 53, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on May 9.
Police officers found a chilling note along with the body, read: “It was an accident, we had a fight.”
According to officers, Mr Patricks’ body was found earlier this month in his bedroom under burnt bedding.
They described the scene as “consistent with something being set on fire,” revealing that he was still dressed in his police uniform.
Mr Patrick’s former girlfriend, Ms Thompson, has been arrested in connection with the murder, according to police.
She made her first court appearance Thursday on charges of second degree murder.
Mrs. Thompson is said to have killed Mr. Patrick and left him at home to die as he fled the crime scene by stealing his mobile phone and fleeing.
Two days later, she mother reported her to the police after threatening suicide.
It was then that Patrick’s body was discovered in his home in Pembroke Pines.
When officers searched the home, they found a note in the kitchen with the text: “It was an accident, we had a fight.”
Dead: Mr Patrick’s body was found earlier this month in his bedroom under burnt bedding at his Florida home
But when Ms. Thompson was brought in for questioning after his death, she told officers that he had shot himself.
She described how they were fighting when his gun went off.
“It went POW! And that was it,” she recalled the single shot that finally ended his life.
‘He called me ab****. He said, “You son of a bitch.”
She went on to say that the 25-year-old Miami police veteran treated her “abusively.”
She tearfully told NBC News, “He scared me. I don’t know what else to say.’
In court: The 46-year-old first appeared in court on Thursday as she was charged with manslaughter
However, it is not clear how Mr. Patrick could have shot himself.
The medical examiner determined that the bullet wound did not match how he would have fired a gun at himself, as he would have used his right hand to fire the gun.
Ms. Thompson said she had left the scene and was living 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, that said she was too scared to call police after what happened.
According to a media investigator, Mr Patrick’s life could have been saved if he had received immediate medical attention.
His death has been ruled as murder (homicide).
Arrested: Ms Thompson said Mr Patrick shot himself – she described him as abusive and said she was afraid of him