Westfield woman shot to death in her home by ex-boyfriend

New York state police say a Westfield woman was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend who was later gunned down by law enforcement.

The Ithaca Journal reports that Vickie Lynn Copp was killed at her home around 7 p.m. Friday. The paper reported that her former boyfriend, Barry Mead, was shot to death by a Westfield police officer.

The altercation began when Mead forced his way into the woman's apartment, went into the bedroom and returned with a shotgun. Police say Copp tried to run but was shot. A neighbor called 911. A responding officer came face-to-face with Mead, who had reloaded the shotgun. Police say the officer told him to drop the weapon but he didn't, and the officer fired.

The two were pronounced dead at the scene.

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